Actress Divya Dutta opened up in an interview about how she was dropped from the films at the last moment. She talked about being hurt and how she handled being rejected out of nowhere.
In an interview with The Times of India, Divya said, “It used to feel like a huge sense of loss, coming and being rejected or being told on the phone that someone else has been roped in. I’ve been dropped out of many movies at the last minute so that hurts because you feel sheer helplessness because you know how good you could’ve been in that role.”
Talking about being hurt, she said her mother supported her through this phase. “My mother used to ask ‘Why are you upset?’ then I would say, mom, ‘I’ve been thrown out of the film, why? I don’t know.’ So she says ‘Does that stop your life? Life never stops and tomorrow’s another day.’ In fact, it’s strange that the people who have dropped me, I have worked with them a few years later with better roles,” she said.
Divya talked about being strong and that it was important to make the best out of such situation. She added, “It’s your life and so you have to make what comes your way and there’s no other way. So I think I have been that way, wanting to leave all these rejections and get the best of what I had.”
Divya Dutta made her debut in Bollywood with Ishq Mein Jeena Ishq Mein Marna in 1994. Later she starred in movies like Veer-Zaara, Aaja Nachle, Delhi-6, Heroine and Bhaag Milkha Bhaag. In 2018 she won the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress for the social drama Irada. She will be seen next in same-sex love story, Sheer Qorma, directed by Faraz Arif Ansari, co-starring Swara Bhasker and Shabana Azmi.