Love surrounded Divya Dutta as she launched her second book.
Even if you have never met Divya Dutta, there are a few things that stand out about the actress.
One, her incredible talent.
Two, her perseverance to make it in a field she was passionate about but where ‘outsiders’, as the label goes, find to very different to survive.
Three, her smile.
Four, her humility, which has led to her second book, The Stars In My Sky: Those Who Brightened My Film Journey. About which Shabana Azmi had something to say (do watch the video below to find out what).
Five, the twinkle in her eye about which a certain someone, whom Shabana Azmi fondly calls Jaddu, had this to say.
If you are wondering why Javedsaab said that last bit about his wife, actor-singer Gurdas Maan has the answer. And, of course, don’t miss his amazing singing!
At her book launch, which took place in Mumbai on November 11, Divya had planned to read a different excerpt. But Shabana Azmi insisted she read this. Watch the video to find out why.
While Javed Akhtar had not read the book, Shabana Azmi had read bits. And this is what she had to say.
Film-maker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra made some interesting revelations about Divya. He even decided to say a poem for her. And he chose Subramania Bharati’s Nirbhay. Watch to find out why!
Candid moments from the event.
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