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The Stars in My Sky: Those Who Brightened My Film Journey

The Stars in My Sky: Those Who Brightened My Film Journey

Divya Dutta
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In her second book, award-winning actor Divya Dutta recounts her experiences with some of the stalwarts of Bollywood who played a significant role in her film journey. She talks about the inspiration they have been in her life through their immersive interactions, through what they did for her, and what she learnt from them.

From getting Shabbo’s dialect and look just right on the sets of Veer-Zaara with Yash Chopra to being inspired by Shabana Azmi’s inimitable zest for celebrating life; from her impromptu improvisations on the sets with Irrfan Khan to her non-stop peals of laughter with Shah Rukh Khan, she tells it all with rare candour. She opens up about moments that changed her deeply from within. Such as the time when she burst out crying after playing mean to Amitabh Bachchan during a shoot, or when Shyam Benegal made her choreograph her own dance sequence in a film.

The Stars in My Sky is not only about the deep impact these experiences had on her life, but also about how they defined the trajectory of her career.

Imprint: Ebury Press

Published: Oct/2021

ISBN: 9780670094196

Length : 224 Pages

MRP : ₹599.00

The Stars in My Sky: Those Who Brightened My Film Journey

Divya Dutta

In her second book, award-winning actor Divya Dutta recounts her experiences with some of the stalwarts of Bollywood who played a significant role in her film journey. She talks about the inspiration they have been in her life through their immersive interactions, through what they did for her, and what she learnt from them.

From getting Shabbo’s dialect and look just right on the sets of Veer-Zaara with Yash Chopra to being inspired by Shabana Azmi’s inimitable zest for celebrating life; from her impromptu improvisations on the sets with Irrfan Khan to her non-stop peals of laughter with Shah Rukh Khan, she tells it all with rare candour. She opens up about moments that changed her deeply from within. Such as the time when she burst out crying after playing mean to Amitabh Bachchan during a shoot, or when Shyam Benegal made her choreograph her own dance sequence in a film.

The Stars in My Sky is not only about the deep impact these experiences had on her life, but also about how they defined the trajectory of her career.

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Divya Dutta

DIVYA DUTTA is an actor, author and now a poet too.

Noted for playing a wide variety of roles in different genres, she has featured in more than 150 Hindi and Punjabi films. Her performance was highly acclaimed in films like Veer-Zaara, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, Delhi-6 and Badlapur.

She has won several accolades in the film industry, including a National Award in 2018 as well as Filmfare, IIFA and Zee Cine awards.

Her memoir, Me and Ma, published in 2017, received rave reviews and was turned into an audiobook, narrated by Divya herself. Her first poem, penned about the COVID-19 lockdown, 'Jab Sab Theek Hoga Na', was much appreciated and widely shared.

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