‘The film has made a huge effort to throw light on the subject’, says Divya Dutta on ‘Padman’

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Divya Dutta who has established a successful career in Bollywood and Punjabi cinema, but has also appeared in Malayalam and English films.

She is noted for playing a wide variety of roles in various film genres, and has established herself as one of the leading actresses of parallel cinema.

The actress in her recent public appearance shared her regards for Akshay Kumar for creating a stir and bringing to light a topic as sensitive as that of menstrual hygiene with his recent movie ‘Padman’.

She believes that Hindi cinema holds a firm grip on the society and such mainstream films could draw sincere attention towards other deserved topics as well.

Talking about the taboos so profound, she said, “The film has made a huge effort to throw light on the subject. Kudos to Akashay Kumar and Twinkle Khanna. People have been talking about the film and its message, and what Akshay Kumar is bringing to people matters.”

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“They take it seriously. Because it was a commercial film, it got attention. Usually we make films on taboo subjects, but those are made as documentaries,” she added.

People tend to pay a lot of attention to such untutored topics and subjects when it gets associated with any sort of commercial film and it does matter when such topic comes from a celebrity.

Divya Dutta debuted in Hindi cinema in 1994 with the film ‘Ishq Mein Jeena Ishq Mein Marna’, which she followed up with a lead role in the 1995 drama ‘Veergati’ and a string of supporting roles.

She then garnered attention for playing the lead role of Zainab, a Muslim wife separated from her Sikh husband, in the 1999 Punjabi film ‘Shaheed-e-Mohabbat’ Boota Singh, set against the backdrop of the 1947 Partition of India.–CINEWS

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