'Irrfan was more shy in Hisss intimate scenes'
Bollywood actress Divya Dutta, who made a mark with her performances in Veer Zara and Delhi 6, is all excited that her first Hollywood venture Hisss is releasing next month.bollywood Updated: Sep 27, 2010 17:49 IST
Bollywood actress Divya Dutta, who made a mark with her performances in Veer Zara and Delhi 6, is all excited that her first Hollywood venture Hisss is releasing next month.
"I am excited that my first Hollywood film Hisss is releasing on October 15. I play Irrfan Khan's wife, a sensitive woman. It is the most beautiful husband-wife relationship shown on screen," Divya told PTI.
This is the first time the actress has shared screen space with the intense actor and she found him shy while filming romantic scenes.
"Having him as a co-star was a blessing for me. We had a blast shooting for the film. Interestingly, he was more shy than me in the intimate scenes," Divya said.
Hisss, directed by Jennifer Lynch, has Mallika Sherawat playing the lead of a snake-woman. The film has already created a buzz and was unveiled at this year's Cannes film fest.
After Hisss, Divya is awaiting the release of her crossover movie Heartland directed by Fred Holmes where she plays a Punjabi girl.
"It is a light comedy. We have completed shooting and the film should be releasing early next year," she said.
Divya's latest release Life Express has her playing a rural woman who agrees to become a surrogate mother for a city couple in exchange for money.
"It is a realistic film and I have an endearing role of a woman from the village, who changes the city-bred woman's outlook towards life. It shows how the two women from different backgrounds bond with each other," said the actress.
The actress has carved a niche for herself both in commercial and parallel films and Divya says she is glad she fits into both genres.
"I enjoy working in both genres as I don't want to be repetitive. Right from playing a simple rural woman in Life Express to being a journalist in Amol Gupte's next, I want to try my hand at everything," said Divya.
She played a short but humourous role in Shyam Benegal's satire Welcome To Sajjanpur and Divya thinks she should be a part of all the veteran director's films.
"I missed working in Well Done Abba because I was out on a long outdoor, otherwise I think I should be a part of all of his films. He is my favourite director," she said.
But the actress has no scope to complain as her hands are full with a number of films. Besides Stanley Ka Dabba with Amol Gupte, she is slated to work with Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Sudhir Mishra.
"I am also working with Rani Mukherji's brother Raja in his directorial Life Ise Gale Laga Le," said Divya.
First Published: Sep 27, 2010 16:53 IST