Div­ina hails Kunal’s tal­ent and ded­i­ca­tion, says he can be a di­rec­tor

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Ac­tor Div­ina Thakur (above), who plays the lead­ing lady in ac­tor Kunal Kapoor (inset) star­rer mul­ti­lin­gual war drama, says the ac­tor has a great un­der­stand­ing of cin­ema and he has a po­ten­tial to be­come a film di­rec­tor. About her ex­pe­ri­ence of work­ing with Kunal, the debu­tant says: “It was so amaz­ing to work with him. He is so fo­cused on set and very hard work­ing. In fact, I have ob­served that he has a deeper un­der­stand­ing of scenes and se­quences, and so his con­tri­bu­tion makes a scene bet­ter. I think he should di­rect a film now.” The film helmed by Ja­yaraj, is an adap­ta­tion of English play­wright Wil­liam Shake­speare’s Mac­beth, and is set in North Mal­abar re­gion of south. The story re­volves around a war­rior be­long­ing to the re­gion. Div­ina plays a fe­male war­rior and about the chal­lenges she faced while do­ing ac­tion se­quences, she says: “It is very in­ter­est­ing that I bagged the role be­cause I am trained in Kalar­i­pay­attu — mar­tial art form we have used in the film.” “I have been train­ing and prac­tic­ing for the past five years now. So, I did not face any chal­lenges, but utilised my knowl­edge,” she adds. The film has al­ready been re­leased in Malay­alam, and has been dubbed in three other lan­guages. It will soon be re­leased in English and Hindi. Ac­cord­ing to Div­ina, her de­but film couldn’t have been bet­ter as she got a chance to ex­plore the best from both the cul­tures. “I speak Hindi and English. Malay­alam is a for­eign lan­guage for me. But I am fa­mil­iar with the cul­ture be­cause of my ad films. There­fore, when I got to know that the film will be dubbed and re­leased in both the lan­guages and also in English, which is uni­ver­sal. I was more than happy think­ing about its au­di­ence reach,” she says, and adds that she felt lucky that she got to ex­plore a new cul­ture and worked with some tal­ented tech­ni­cians.

I’ve been train­ing and prac­tic­ing for the past five years now. So, I did not face any chal­lenges, but utilised my knowl­edge DIV­INA THAKUR, AC­TOR

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