It is wrong to cat­e­gorise ac­tors: Divya Dutta

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Ac­tor Divya Dutta (left) says she feels bad when peo­ple cat­e­gorise ac­tors into dif­fer­ent roles. “I don’t un­der­stand why any­body would cat­e­gorise an ac­tor. A role is a role. You could do a sup­port­ing role, you could do a lead, you could do a neg­a­tive. Why should we cat­e­gorise an ac­tor then,” asks Dutta.

The Bad­la­pur ac­tor said the only thing which mat­ters is how good or bad the role is. “To­day the lead ac­tors are play­ing all kinds of roles, we don’t cat­e­gorise them. Ir­rfan Khan is play­ing sup­port­ing role too but we don’t call him a sup­port­ing ac­tor. It’s ei­ther a good role or a bad role, noth­ing more, says Dutta, who is known for por­trayal of Ishri Kaur, sis­ter of Milkha Singh in the bi­o­graph­i­cal sports drama film Bhaag Milkha Bhaag.

She also feels that film­mak­ers are ex­per­i­ment­ing with fresh ideas be­cause the au­di­ence is open to dif­fer­ent gen­res.

“The au­di­ence is chang­ing. They are open to new story ideas, more char­ac­ter-ori­ented sto­ries. In the same year we have Piku, Bad­la­pur, Tanu Weds Manu Re­turns, which are all do­ing well. They are not stereo­typ­i­cal films at all.

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