When Helen wanted to ‘murder’ Divya Dutta

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Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Actress Divya Dutta says yesteryear diva Helen wanted to murder her for playing a negative role in the educational drama “Chalk N Duster”.

“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.

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“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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