Not playing Niira Radia: Divya Dutta
Divya Dutta douses speculation that she is playing lobbyist Niira Radia in the film Monica: The politics of Love.bollywood Updated: Mar 23, 2011 01:25 IST
Actor Divya Dutta, 34, is best known for her power-packed roles in films like Train To Pakistan, Delhi 6, Veer Zaara and Baghban. Dutta was last seen in the 2010 film Hisss.
On losing eight kilos
I lost a lot of weight, thanks to Madhuri Dixit. She inspired me by saying, ‘you’re a pretty girl but if you lose weight, you’ll look even better’.
On new projects
I have a release almost every month. My upcoming projects are Haat — The Weekly Bazaar, My Friend Pinto, and a Hollywood film.
On the secrecy around her hollywood film
It’s a mainstream Hollywood film. I can’t talk more about it as I am under contract.
You will see shades of lots of people you’ve read or heard about in my character. There is a telecom scam in the film but it is not as recent as Niira Radia’s.
On her role in the film
Monica was a very difficult character to understand. There are so many shades to her. To portray her was a tough job. I’ve had sleepless nights because of it.
On her five looks in the film
I have five different avatars in the film with an age span of 20 years - from a school girl with two plaits to a woman who is on the run and cuts off her hair.
Location: PVR Select Citywalk, Saket