Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Front Page - Shreya Mukher­jee shreya.mukher­jee@hin­dus­tan­times.com

Af­ter try­ing her luck in short films and com­mer­cials, Divinaa Thackur (above) wanted to work on the big screen. So when she got her break in a trilin­gual film, Divinaa left no stone un­turned to get into the skin of her char­ac­ter. The ac­tor not just gained weight but also got her­self trained in mar­tial arts and sword fight­ing.

“My di­rec­tor’s brief was that my char­ac­ter is volup­tuously hot. So, I had to put on about eight to ten ki­los for the role. But then she (her char­ac­ter) be­ing a war­rior, I had to learn Kalar­i­pay­attu and Urumi sword fight­ing. Prac­tic­ing and shoot­ing these things re­quired so much hard work that I used to lose all the ex­tra ki­los by the end of it. And then I had to gain the weight all over again,” says Divinaa adding that it was chal­leng­ing for her to get into the psy­che of the char­ac­ter as there were a lot of darker shades to her.

Divinaa feels lucky to have bagged the project de­spite hav­ing no back­ground in the film in­dus­try. “When you start as an ac­tor, you have this hunger to do well.

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