Some actors have their own charm, the way they portray various roles speaks volumes about their hard work and dedication they put in. The versatile actress Divya Dutta is certainly of one them. HT City met her on Friday in her very own home town Ludhiana – where she had come to participate in a seminar on mental health and wellness. No doubt, her presence remained as a cynosure for all eyes and the moment she expressed her thoughts and answered questions from the audience, her inspiring brain beauty also got exposed that touched every heart silently.
Thanks to her, who post this event conceded for an exclusive conversation with us in which we touched various colours of her life. Here, are the experts from this tête-à-tête that remained very inspiring.
As you spoke a lot on handling with stress in this seminar, why do you think stress is rising in our society especially among youngsters?
"This is so because we are always lost in finding what others are doing, busy making materialistic comparisons and in the process fail to discover ourselves and even our talent. This state goes on to invite stress for our heart and mind and makes one impatient and frustrated but if youngsters adopt hobbies through which they can discover and hone their talent, it can not only make life more enthusiastic but can also decrease stress levels drastically. "
How do you deal with stress when it knocks on your door?
"Believe me when you are part of the Bollywood world, you are always under the dark clouds of stress as work life is very unpredictable here and competition keeps getting hard with every passing day. But, I face most of my stressful situations through my hobby of writing which gives me the perfect platform to express my feelings. It really takes away all my worries. Besides, writing -catching up with friends also helps."
When did you discover the writing talent in you and how you find time for it?
"Love with writing began from school days itself and with passage of time my bond with it went on becoming stronger. I am really grateful to Hindustan Times as it gave me the first platform to my writing passion. It connected me to many people and now when my schedules are always busy, I use time spent in the flights and on top of this even during film shootings, I use most of my breaks writing something."
Coming to the Punjabi cinema, how will you rate it and any upcoming projects with it?
"Yes, it is trying to match steps with Bollywood but it needs to roll out more variety and creativity. Audience will get bored if just one kind of films will continue to get made. I have acted in Punjabi films before but as if now the scripts that I got did not impress me. If there will be a good story and a role, I will surely give a green signal. However, from Bollywood some of my rare performances are on the way."
Had you not been an actor, what would you have been?
"I enjoy my work so much that even in my next birth; I wish to be an actor but from my family except my mother everyone discouraged me from stepping into films. Above all, through my experience so far I have learnt that when you follow your heart and passion, every joy of this world lies at your feet."