When Helen wanted to 'murder' Divya Dutta

Divya Dutta says yesteryear diva Helen wanted to murder her for playing a negative role in the educational drama 'Chalk N Duster'.

Divya Dutta
Divya Dutta

"It was everyone's reaction... people wanted me to be nicer (on screen). But now, they feel like hating and beating me up. Yesterday, Helen aunty gave me a sweet compliment saying that she wants to murder me," Divya said at a screening of the film on Friday.

"The reaction for this film... If more people hate me, I'll like it. Some are terming me as a devil, while some are calling me Cinderella's stepsister. So, it is a different kind of response for me. But I'm grateful to people for hating me," she added.

In the film, which also stars Shabana Azmi and Juhi Chawla, Divya Dutta plays a principal who only looks at the commercial aspect of education.

"I've always chosen films with my own mind and you feel like applying your mind in such a film and in doing such roles. When both the critics and audiences love you, it is very fortunate for an actor," she said.

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