Divya Dutta escapes being typecast
While many actors complain about getting typecast in Bollywood, Divya Dutta (left) is glad that she did not have to experience being stereotyped. “My biggest achievement is that people haven’t bound me in a role. I have refused many films in my career. You have to wait and know what you want. It all started with my role in Veer Zaara (2004), and then filmmaker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra gave me (the role of) Jalebi (Delhi 6; 2009). My journey has been very different from other actors. I have created a niche for myself in the industry,” she says.
The actor adds that finding the right films has been very tough. “Choosing films to come on board with is the most challenging part of being an actor. You need to sound as convincing as possible in the roles that you choose,” she says.
Divya, 38, who was last seen in Chalk and Duster, says that playing a negative role for the first time was special. “All firsts in your life are special and this was the first time when I was being hated. It was a shocker for the audience and a success for me. I got it right but it was strange to get hate mails from fans,” she says.