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“I feel like that ghar ka bachcha in the industry” – Divya Dutta

Divya Dutta is not only an actress now, but also a writer. Her book has been recently launched by Amitabh Bachchan, foreword by Shabana Aazmi. As of now, the actor is busy promoting here upcoming film Irada. We interacted with her for the same. Read on to find more about her movie and book.

Lets talk about your role in the film..

I play a politician who brings in Arshad to look up and shut the case. It’s a great cat and mouse thing between him. She is somebody very authoritative who wants her way. She is ambitious, shrude, funny and somewhere very vulnerable. I think a great thing about a woman writing is that she has kept that balance between a woman’s private and professional life.

How did you prepare for the role?

When the role came to me I jumped in excitement and wanted to start with it. I kept meeting Aparnaa and worked on my role. How would she react and how will her body language be. The preparation was before the shooting took place.

How did you feel working with a lady director?

I feel directors are either good or bad. They cant be differentiate on the basis of gender. One should have a bonding with the director and that I could with Aparnaa. She was able to tell me and vice versa, so the communication was really nice leading to the betterment of my role.

How was your experience working with Arshad and Naseer?

Arshad in a lot way is like me. The improvisations that took place on sets was because we could just connect. I don’t have much work with Naseer Sir in the movie. I just had one scene with Naseer, that too I spent just gawking at him, I was that intimidated. When I saw Ishqiyaan, I though what a pair they make and I feel so lucky to be a part of the film where they both are coming together again.

How has your journey in the industry been?

It has been great. My book has just launched by Mr.Bachchan and the foreword has been written by Shabana Aazmi. I am more nervous than excited. Two professions are really beautiful according to me, writing and acting; where you can express yourself.

How do you choose your roles?

It’s a choice that comes my way. I started with multi starrers. I would feel low when people would only ask me to dance and stuff. I wanted acting. There was no Godfather pushing me. I worked my own way to get that beauty out of whatever role has been given to me.

How do you take the love and affection from audience?

Its just very overwhelming. There is a craze for stars, and then there is an admiration and love which an actor gets throughout. I feel I am given that where I am considered as a ghar ka bachcha and that is my earning.

Who would you want to work with?

Had I gone back in time I would love to work with Rishi Da and Gulzaar Sahab. Maybe Mausam, those are my kind of films. The films I want to watch and see.

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