After a hiatus of 17 years, Divya Khosla Kumar is geared up to entertain everyone with her stint in Milap Zaveri’s upcoming Satyameva Jayate 2 opposite John Abraham. The movie is the sequel of the 2018 movie Satyameva Jayeta.
Recently, in an exclusive chat with Pinkvilla, the actress spoke about her 17 year sabbatical from acting. She said “When I came to Mumbai initially I was just a 17-year-old kid, and suddenly in the first few months since I shifted here I got a big film, Ab Tumhare Hawale Watan Saathiyo. I had no acting background, nobody from my family was in this field and I knew nothing.”
She continued “So I decided to go behind the camera, learn direction and I learnt cinematography too. Then I started directing videos which became big hits, so I got encouraged and directed my first film, Yaariyan, which was a big hit. So it’s been like a training ground for me and I have just been learning and growing. I never shifted to this city thinking that I want to become an actor or a director. I just shifted because I used to model in Delhi and I thought the opportunities here are better. So suddenly when I was given a big film where I knew nothing I was just kind of an Alice in Wonderland.”
Further she adds“It’s my happy place and gives me so much satisfaction. So after Sanam Re released in 2016, I was looking at acting opportunities. Right now it’s such a brilliant time for actors in the industry as such amazing scripts are being written. So in 2019, when Milap came to me and told me about it, assuring that I have a meaty, strong part (in Satyameva Jayate 2), I thanked God for answering my prayers.”
Divya portrays the role of a politician in the film. Talking about her preparation for the role, she said, “Once Milap told me (about the role), I did watch a few politicians’ speeches like Smriti Irani, and a few more. But I never really followed anybody for this role. I wanted to build Vidya (her character) on her own. She is a girl from Lucknow, who is very strong. So what was challenging for me was that I am totally unlike her. I am a very emotional girl, not as strong as she is. So that was challenging for me to become her, and now I can guarantee that when you see Vidya on screen you will find me nowhere.”
Satyameva Jayeta 2 is slated to hit the theatres on November 25.