Divya Dutta reveals she feared being typecast as the “heroine's best friend” after Veer-Zaara

Divya Dutta reveals she feared being typecast as the “heroine's best friend” after Veer-Zaara


Divya Dutta reveals she feared being typecast as the “heroine's best friend” after Veer-Zaara

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New Delhi:

Bollywood actress Divya Dutta, who played Preity Zinta's best friend Shabina Ibrahim in 'Dabangg 3'. Veer Zaararecently revealed that she was initially afraid that the role would typecast her as the usual “heroine's best friend”. “I was sitting at the premiere of the film holding my mother's hand. It's a Yash Chopra film, so the whole world would be watching it. I thoroughly enjoyed it. But, at the same time, I was worried that I would be stereotyped as the best friend of all the actresses in the industry. There is a herd mentality in our industry. Everyone runs after the one who looks good and leaves the rest behind,” she said during a conversation with Siddharth Kannan.

She further added, “During the interval of the film, I ran out holding my mother's hand. Mummy said she was very proud of my acting. I said, 'Thank you, mummy, I too feel great to be a part of this film.' When we walked out, I hid a little behind her. I didn't want any friend to call me because my dream was to become 'Yash Chopra's heroine'. When I was hiding there, Yash uncle saw me and called me. As soon as I went to him, I was crowded and surrounded by people.”

In Veer ZaaraDivya Dutta played the role of Zaara's (Preity Zinta) friend Shabbo. This 2004 film also featured Rani Mukerji and Amitabh Bachchan in lead roles. Apart from Veer-Zaara, Divya Dutta and Shah Rukh Khan worked together in Baadshah, Shakti: The Power and Silsila.




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