Not much focus on brother-sister relation in films: Divya Dutta

Last Updated: Saturday, June 29, 2013 - 18:28

Mumbai: Actress Divya Dutta feels the brother-sister equation between her and Farhan Akhtar in `Bhaag Milkha Bhaag` will make people take note of the deep emotional bond, rarely captured in Bollywood these days.

Divya will be seen in Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra`s biopic on the legendary athlete Milkha Singh after working with the filmmaker earlier in `Dilli-6`.

"I am playing Farhan`s sister in the film, it is a central role. The brother-sister relation is an integral part of the film. We have not seen much bonding between brother-sister of late. The last one I could remember is that of Shah Rukh Khan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan`s in `Josh`," Divya said.

"The film will see a beautiful emotional relation. Everyone would be moved by seeing them," she said.

The movie is about Milkha Singh`s determination and courageous spirit as an athlete. Divya relied on her director completely as she found it tough and challenging to portray a role like this.

"My character grows from 16 to 35 years and hence I have various looks. I relied completely on the script, followed by director and Farhan. I did meet Milkha Singhji to understand the relation he shared with his sister," she added.

Divya was quite touched while shooting some scenes.

"We have not used glycerin even once, we kept it all real. While shooting we all were moved, It left a lump in my throat. Farhan made me quite comfortable, he looks just like Milkha. I did meet Milkha Singhji to understand the relationship he shared with his sister," she said.

Also, Divya had to lose and gain weight as she has different looks in the film. While shooting for Partition scenes, she had to grow her hair.

On working with Farhan, Divya said that she has always admired him and his work. "He is a talented person, dedicated actor. He has great sense of humour," she said.

PTI



First Published: Saturday, June 29, 2013 - 18:28

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