No ‘cliched’ roles for Divya Dutta
Actor Divya Dutta, known for her versatile performances in films such as Special 26 and Veer Zaara, says she has never tried to stick to an image and always does a variety of roles.Updated: May 06, 2013 02:24 IST
Actor Divya Dutta, known for her versatile performances in films such as Special 26 and Veer Zaara, says she has never tried to stick to an image and always does a variety of roles.
“I’ve never tried to bind myself in some kind of an image on screen. I have always tried to do different things. Like I played a friend in Veer Zaara, a teacher in Stanley Ka Dabba, and a con woman in Special 26. It is a deliberate attempt on my part to choose different roles. I have never done cliched roles,” says Divya, adding, “I like to be versatile. I keep rediscovering myself with every film... It gives great satisfaction.”
Divya also feels there is a huge demand for character actors. “The trend of storytelling has changed and hence a lot of things have changed. Today films are not only about a hero, heroine and a villain, but there is more to it. There are roles written for character actors, and it feels great,” says Divya, who has an interesting lineup of films coming up. These include Karan Johar’s Gippi, Farhan Akhtar’s Bhaag Milkha Bhaag and Vikramad-itya Motwane’s Lootera.