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Divya Dutta’s account of struggle in Bollywood is the perfect Inspiration to follow one’s dreams

Divya Dutta has firmly established herself as one of the most talent actors in the Industry who can pull off almost any role. Over her career spanning 25 years, she has played many memorable roles and has won many awards including the coveted National Award.

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Over the years, Divya Dutta has firmly established herself as one of the most talent actors in the Industry who can pull off almost any role. Over her career spanning 25 years, she has played many memorable roles and has won many awards including the coveted National Award. Hailing from Ludhiana, Dutta came from a completely non film background, and had no clue about how the industry functioned. However, what she had in abundance was talent, determination and a childhood dream to be in the movies. “I dreamt of being an actor ever since I was four years old. I would tear my mom’s dupattas, tie them around my waist and apply her red lipstick to emulate Amitabh Bachchan’s paan-chewing look in ‘Khaiyke paan Banaraswala‘ from the film Don.

The entire neighbourhood was invited to see me perform with the added attraction of Samosas and Gulab Jamuns being served during the ‘performance’. I loved performing and I adored my audience. I totally loved their reactions to my performances! I was aware that this creative expression meant a lot to me. Yes, I daydreamed a lot too. In between my studying spells, I would take a break and enact my reaction at a future award ceremony when they would announce: ‘And the Filmfare Best Actress award goes to Divya Dutta!’”, she recounts.

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Speaking on dealing with rejection and eventually adapting to the ways of the Industry, Divya said, “My life has been an amazing journey of highs and lows. I am equally proud of the lows because they made me who I am today. I came from a non-film background, I was raised in a very protective environment so I trusted everyone I met in the film industry. The most interesting thing about our industry is that nobody says ‘no’ to you to your face, probably because you never know who will become a star the next moment and you might need him/ her. So when I met people, they all said, ‘We will work together soon’.

So I would happily call my mother to tell her that her daughter, had made it big. I had signed 22 films! It’s a different story that none of them went on the floors; and even if they did, it was without me of course. This was my introduction to the world of rejections, the world of ‘no’ that I had never heard in my life till this time. I was only used to love and pampering! Where had I come? Why were they not doing what they promised?

I told myself: “Welcome to the real world.” But I was lucky. I had a family which gave me the support very few people get. My mom stood by me like a rock. If I came home crying, her lap was my solace; it made me feel it wasn’t the end of the world. It’s a new day every day! I realised it’s a need-oriented place. One fine day my mother sat me down and said, “Do they know you are a fab actor? No. For them, you are just another pretty face who joined films. So, don’t keep waiting for lead roles. Take on strong roles that prove your mettle so that they know your worth and offer you roles you deserve.”

Also read: Divya Dutta to star in Mirror O Mirror

From then on, the direction of my journey changed. I picked up substantial roles where I wasn’t romancing the heroes but my roles were what people took home. After watching Veer-Zara, people began to ask, ‘Who was that girl?’ There was no looking back after that. I added something extra to my roles. With time I realised my deepest desire to make a difference in the industry, to stand out even in a smaller role, to be appreciated.”

As she looks back at her journey, Divya is full of gratitude, “I have spent 25 years in the industry and thank God, they still ‘need’ me. This is an amazing place to be, provided you keep rediscovering yourself and surprising people! My mom’s words proved prophetic. Now they come to me and say, ‘Ma’am this role has been written with you in mind’. Sometimes, I marvel at how dreams become realities, especially in this dream world of movies. Gratitude!” For more Bollywood news and updates, stay tuned with CineBlitz.

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Lage Raho Munna Bhai stars Sanjay Dutt, Vidya Balan, Arshad Warsi to reunite for New YouTube Originals on Gandhi Jayanti

Superhit film of the decade ‘Lage Raho Munna Bhai’ is all set to revive your memories along with the stellar star cast Sanjay Dutt, Vidya Balan, Arshad Warsi for New YouTube Originals on the account of Gandhi Jayanti.

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Superhit film of the decade Lage Raho Munna Bhai is all set to revive your memories along with the stellar star cast Sanjay Dutt, Vidya Balan, Arshad Warsi for New YouTube Originals on the account of Gandhi Jayanti. Along with ‘Munna Bhai’ and ‘Circuit’, Boman Irani and Dilip Prabhavalkar will also be the part of this YouTube original. The actors have recently shot for a video that will have them discussing the genesis of Gandhigiri in the film Lage Raho Munna Bhai.

It may have been over a decade to the release of Lage Raho Munna Bhai (2006), but the concept of Gandhigiri continues to dominate public sentiment. So, when the special segment was getting planned on Gandhi Jayanti, the team decided to turn to the cast of the comedy which is none other than Sanjay Dutt, Vidya Balan, Arshad Warsi, Boman Irani and Dilip Prabhavalkar.

After 13 years the Lage Raho Munna Bhai magic will be seen again and it is going to be an enchanting treat for all the ‘Munna Bhai’ fans out there as they would see the Munna Bhai-Circuit Jodi together interacting on the same platform.

Makers were approached for the idea of getting Munna Bhai actors together for a special chat. When the actors heard of the idea, they were more than happy to come together and reminisce about the movie. They recently shot for the impromptu chat at a suburban studio in Mumbai.

During the chat, the actors discussed how the success of Lage Raho Munna Bhai went beyond their wildest imagination and how the film continues to be remembered for its central theme of Gandhigiri and non-violence. The video will be uploaded by the actors as well as the broadcasting company on their respective social media handles on October 2. Stay tuned to CineBlitz for more updates and news.

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Nawazuddin Siddiqui congratulates Anurag Kashyap for Gangs Of Wasseypur bagging 59th position in the Guardian’s list

Written and directed by Anurag Kashyap, Gangs of Wasseypur (GOW) is a two-part crime drama that released in 2012 is undoubtedly the game changer for actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui.

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Written and directed by Anurag Kashyap, Gangs of Wasseypur (GOW) is a two-part crime drama that released in 2012 is undoubtedly the game changer for actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui. The film not only changed the face of Indian films, it also went onto garner the international fame across several countries and now after 7 long years, GOW has made it to the Guardian’s list of top 100 best films acquiring the 59th position.

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Guardian’s list of 100 best film of 21st century . Proud to be here but this wouldn’t be my list.So many films which are my favourites can’t be below my film.. and “the Dark Knight” deserves to be way up. The number 1 film in the list I totally agree with. That’s my absolute favourite of the 21st century. Here is the list https://www.theguardian.com/film https://www.theguardian.com/film/2019/sep/13/100-best-films-movies-of-the-21st-century/2019/sep/13/100-best-films-movies-of-the-21st-century …. link also in bio. P.S. this is also is that film of mine that totally destroyed my filmmaking life by the expectations it sets from me as a filmmaker and has been continuously so , and I have forever been trying to break away from it. Hopefully someday that will happen .

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Elated actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who played the lead role in the film took to his Twitter and congratulated his close friend and director Anurag Kashyap and wrote, “Congratulations #AnuragKashyap you beauty, the epitome of innovation in Cinema, making Indians proud across the world, First for GOW being the only Indian film shortlisted by the Guardian & secondly Sacred Games being nominated at the Emmy’s. 3 Cheers to Vikram, Neeraj & Team SG.”

He also expressed his joy for Sacred Games being nominated at the Emmy’s in the same tweet. Looks like, it’s a double celebration for the versatile actor. Along with Nawazuddin Siddiqui, GOW also starred Manoj Bajpayee, Pankaj Tripathi, Reema Sen, Huma Qureshi, Anuritta K Jha, Vipin Sharma, Piyush Mishra, Tigmanshu Dhulia, Vineet Singh among others in the pivotal roles.

On the work front, Nawazuddin Siddiqui is currently shooting for his next romantic drama Bole Chudiyan alongside Tamannaah Bhatia. Stay tuned to CineBlitz for more updates and news.

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Amazon Prime Video presents the latest poster of Inside Edge Season 2

Inside Edge Season 1 concluded with cliffhangers that left the fans assuming the fate of a number of characters. The second season will answer all the unanswered questions for viewers and fans all over the world.

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Amazon Prime Video’s Inside Edge is one of the most successful web-series in India owing to its complex and gripping storyline, when the series was renewed for season 2 it sent fans over the moon and today, the latest poster for Inside Edge Season 2 was dropped, and we are here for it.

The first season was created by Karan Anshuman and featured a pacy story that gave us a peek into the dark side of the world of entertainment and cricket. The Makers took to social media to share the poster and backed it with a caption that read “the match is never really over; we’re getting back in the game soon! #InsideEdge season 2 coming soon”.

Inside Edge Season 1 concluded with cliffhangers that left the fans assuming the fate of a number of characters. The second season will answer all the unanswered questions for viewers and fans all over the world. Fans who have been waiting for the season since the end of season one are extremely excited and can’t wait for it to start streaming.

Inside Edge Season 2 marks one more original creation between Excel Media & Entertainment and Amazon Prime Video after the first season. Stay tuned to CineBlitz for more updates and news.

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