Divya Dutta and her dark side

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Bol­ly­wood ac­tor Divya Dutta ( right) says she was sur­prised when she was of­fered an out- and- out neg­a­tive role in her up­com­ing film, which also stars Juhi Chawla and Sha­bana Azmi. She, how­ever, adds that she even­tu­ally started en­joy­ing it.

“I’m play­ing the prin­ci­pal in the film. I’m work­ing with two of my ex­tremely favourite stars, Sha­banaji and Juhi. They would make fun of me that you’re very nasty in the film. But when a scene is done by two ac­tors, we keep get­ting tremen­dous in­spi­ra­tion which is re­ally nice. I felt a bit dif­fer­ent that I was of­fered a neg­a­tive role which was a starkly neg­a­tive role. But when I got com­pletely im­mersed into the scene, I re­ally en­joyed and dis­cov­ered the dark side in me,” says Divya, who has played nu­mer­ous sup­port­ing and char­ac­ter roles in films such as Bhaag Milkha Bhaag ( 2013) and Ragini MMS 2 ( 2014) through­out her ca­reer.

The ac­tor be­lieves that char­ac­ter artists de­serve spe­cial men­tion. “Their im­por­tance is the most as they play both main leads as well as char­ac­ters. But they are not re­stricted to any­thing in par­tic­u­lar,” says Divya, who is ex­cited about her main lead roles in her up­com­ing films.

“In one of the three films, you’ll see me in the main lead while in one I’m the main neg­a­tive while in one you’ll see me in comic role again in the main cat­e­gory,” she adds.

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