Divya Dutta steps into Amma's shoes for 'Babumoshai Bandookbaaz'

Jul 11, 2017, 08:25 IST | Sonil Dedhia


Divya Dutta in the film; (below) file photo of Jayalalithaa

There has been speculation around Divya Dutta's role in Nawazuddin Siddiqui-starrer Babumoshai Bandookbaaz. The actor will be playing the prime antagonist in the film. The role is inspired by former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, late Jayalalithaa.

A source says, "Divya has been reading a lot to ensure she delivers what her character demands. She has been watching videos of Jayalalithaa to understand her body language and traits.

Getting her onscreen look right took a while. The makers wanted her mannerisms to be exactly like Jayalalithaa's, a strong woman who was loved by the people."


File photo of Jayalalithaa

Talking to mid-day about Dutta's role, director Kushan Nandy said, "Our film is fictional. So, the similarities [between Dutta's character and Jayalalithaa] begin and end with the fact that she plays a female politician, who is a go-getter. Divya is a fine actor.

She took pains and time to delve into factual research for her role. I feel it will be her finest performance as an actor till date, because in real life, she is far from the character she will play on screen."

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