Divya Dutta does a Meena Kumari in `Chehre`
Mumbai: Bollywood actress Divya Dutta is all set to change her chirppy image in film `Chehre`. Made in black and white, the movie will see Dutta donning a look inspired by yesteryear`s stars like Meena Kumari.
The film, directed by debutante Rohit Kaushik, the film has been shot entirely in black.
The suspense thriller is set in the backdrop of 50`s era and the story revolves around the lives of two sisters played by Dutta and Manisha Koirala, who is making a comeback with the movie. It is currently into post production and will be releasing soon.
Dutta, who is known for her fabulous performances in movies like `Veer Zara`, `Welcome to Sajjanpur` and `Delhi -6`, is looking forward to step into the world of 50`s.
"I have been a huge fan of Meena Kumari and Nutan. Playing a character based in 50`s for a black and white movie was like stepping into their shoes," Dutta said.
The actress said she was shocked when the director told that the movie will be shot in black and white.
"When I heard that the film was not in colour and Black & White Instead, I was taken aback, but I immediately said yes as I knew it was one of its kind film," she added.
Earlier, Shivajee Chandrabhushan shot his 2007 film `Frozen` in black-and-white film starring.
Starring Danny Denzongpa in the lead, the movie was screened at various international film festivals and also went on to win the Indira Gandhi Award for best first feature film of a director.