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National Award winner Divya Dutta cares about the worth of her role, not the screen time

Be it a sacrificing sister to Farhan Akhtar in Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (2013), a notorious cop in Special 26 (2013) or a dominating wife in her latest film, Blackmail, actor Divya Dutta has portrayed a variety of characters. Her supporting roles in Delhi-6, Veer Zara (2004), Heroine (2012) and Badlapur (2015) also deserve a mention. A lengthier role has never been Divya’s priority, she’s confident of leaving a lasting impression on the viewers with just a “few magical moments” onscreen.

‘It (the honour for Irada; 2017) is my first National Award win! I was packing for a shoot, when I started getting calls from the media. I feel like my hard work of all these years has got recognition. I am really happy’

Her latest achievement is a testimony to that. On Friday, it was announced that Divya has won the National Award for Best Supporting Actress for the 2017 film, Irada. Ecstatic, she shares, “It’s my first National Award win! I was packing for an outdoor shoot, when I started getting calls from the media. It feels beautiful. I feel like my hard work of all these years has got recognition. I was watching the National Awards but I ended up missing [the announcement of] the main awards. I am really happy.”