Divya Dutta goes to Hollywood

Versatile actress Divya Dutta, who wowed audiences with her performances in Delhi 6, Morning Walk and Welcome to Sajjanpur, has bagged a couple of Hollywood projects. One of them is Hisss, and she says it’s one of her best roles.

Directed by Jennifer Lynch, the film is about a snakewoman who can transform herself into a human being at will. While Mallika Sherawat plays the female lead, Divya will be seen as Irrfan Khan’s love interest.

"It is one of the challenging roles I have received. I am really looking forward to it. I play Irrfan’s love interest, who is passionate as well as sensitive. The role is not cliched and has subtle things to portray. It is one of my best roles," said Divya. The film is being shot in the jungles of Kerala and other parts of India to give it an authentic touch.

Apart from Hisss, Divya has two more Hollywood projects in hand. One of them is Emmy winning director Fred Holmes’ Heart Land.

"Heart Land is a light-hearted film in which I am playing a Punjabi girl. It deals with a sensitive relationship my character shares with a much older man from the US," said the actress, who seems to be impressed withHollywood’s working style.

"People from the West are extremely passionate and disciplined about work. Everyone, from the junior level to the director, is so involved that we have no choice but to give our best," she added. The films also stars Amelia Jackson Gray, Reg Grant and Stephan Mario Singh.

Divya refuses to divulge details about her third Hollywood project saying she is bound by a contract. The actress was also seen on the small screen in serials like Kadam and Shanno ki Shaadi. She says although she enjoyed her stint on TV, she has no plans to return to soaps or serials. "Creative freedom on television is very limited and I get bored very easily. It doesn’t interest me any more," added the actress who compered the 56th National Awards ceremony.

"It (compering National Awards function) was a prestigious moment for me hosting in front of the president (Pratibha Patil). It is something I will cherish. I had kept my fingers crossed. The response was very nice," she said. Apart fromHollywood flicks, Divya has a few Bollywood movies like Hello Darling, Haat – The Weekly Bazaar, Chehere, Amole Gupte’s Stanley Ka Dabba and another one with director Sudhir Mishra in her kitty. (IANS)

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