‘It’s al­ways a gut feel­ing when you lis­ten to a script’

Hindustan Times (Ranchi) - Live - - Entertainment - [email protected] Etti Bali

Film­maker Divya Khosla Ku­mar was in the Cap­i­tal re­cently and had twin rea­sons to cel­e­brate. She walked the run­way for a fash­ion event by NGO Sav­era for the cause of un­der­priv­i­leged chil­dren. And it was also her hus­band, pro­ducer Bhushan Ku­mar’s birth­day. “It is al­ways very emo­tional and nos­tal­gic as my par­ents live there. It is the city that ac­tu­ally shaped me. I carry my Delhi-ness in me wher­ever I go,” she says. She as­so­ci­ated her­self with the cause as she be­lieves in sup­port­ing the ed­u­ca­tion of the girl child. “Peo­ple who recog­nise you think that since a celeb is as­so­ci­ated with it, it must be a gen­uine cause,” she says.

Ku­mar, who started her jour­ney with act­ing, says, “It has been a jour­ney of a lot of growth and I am happy to have gone through it. No jour­ney is easy. A lot of pas­sion and ded­i­ca­tion is re­quired. But if you put in your ev­ery­thing then things will fall into place.”

Be­ing a pro­ducer comes with a lot of re­spon­si­bil­ity and there is no sure way of de­ter­min­ing whether a film will be a success. “It is al­ways a gut feel­ing when you lis­ten to a script. It has to be in­stinc­tive. There are some things that are risky, but nobody re­ally knows what works. It is just trial and er­ror, and some­times things to do hit a jack­pot, and other times, things you are con­fi­dent about may sink,” she says.

But surely, the pres­sure of the num­ber game and box of­fice hits must get to her? “There is pres­sure, but I am a creative per­son; I don’t have a busi­ness mind. What is im­por­tant to me is that I do qual­ity work,” she says.

Spir­i­tu­al­ity and med­i­ta­tion have also helped her. “I am a spir­i­tual per­son and med­i­tate a lot. We all are on a jour­ney and are chil­dren of the supreme soul and I get my en­ergy from Him. It is im­por­tant to con­nect to God,” she shares about her calm­ness mantra.

Mother to seven-year-old Ruhaan, she says that be­ing a mum is what she en­joys most. “The love he gives me is un­con­di­tional. He is the best gift God ever gave me,” she says. And what does she think of the pa­parazzi click­ing celeb kids? “It’s sad that peo­ple have PRs who call the pa­parazzi and want their kids to be cov­ered. But it’s each to their own. I be­lieve that per­sonal life should be per­sonal,” she says.

And what about the air­port looks? While fans lap it up, does it ever feel a bit too much to look your best at all times? “It’s fun be­cause even I like see­ing air­port looks of other celebs and know­ing what is in trend. That’s where we draw in­spi­ra­tion from,” she says

Divya Khosla Ku­mar says choos­ing a script has to be in­stinc­tive

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