Mumbai: Holding a penchant for the craft of acting, Divyajyotee Sharma who has already made a significant mark in Television & Bollywood Industry gears up to share the screen space with legends like- Juhi Chawla, Shabana Azmi, Divya Dutta and many more in her upcoming film Chalk N Duster. “It was a life time experience for me to work with so many legends in one film. Initially I thought it will be difficult but the way everyone treated me on the sets was overwhelming. The biggest advantage of working with pioneers of our industry is that you go really deep in the craft of acting and understand the fine nuances of the character you are portraying on screen. It was a dream cast for me” says Divya
Offering a slew of variety of roles in her career, Divyajyotee Sharma prepares to triumph upon the hearts of the audience with her role of an elderly Christian teacher- Mrs. Pinto in the film “Chalk N Duster”. Talking about her role, Divya proclaims “I am playing the role of a Christian teacher in the film. It was a challenge for me because I am playing a role more than my age, adapting to that was a task for me but I overcame the challenge.
Elaborating about the plot of the film, Divyajyotee Sharma says “It is a coming of age film that deals with the life of teachers. The film endeavors to bring to light the life of senior teachers who strive hard to hold their ground in an age where the notion of permanent job has gone obsolete”.
Divya’s fondness towards children is very evident. She readily obliges to pose with her little fans at various events & even on the set of her shows and films. And we must say, Divya’s photos with the little admirers are way too cute! Displaying her fondness towards children, she says “My fondness towards children is no secret. I am always attracted to their innocence and warmth. Looking after my children has made me an expert in handling children. So adapting to the character of teacher wasn’t really difficult for me. In fact after the shoot I would play with them. They had become an integral part of my life. Having them around used to make up my mood”
Besides Juhi Chawla, Shabana Azmi, Rishi Kapoor, Divya Dutta in prominent roles, the film also stars Jackie Shroff, Zarina Wahab, Arya Babbar, Upasana Singh, Ritu Shivpuri, Samir Soni and Girish Karnad. This film is all about teacher and student’s communication. It highlights the problem of teachers and students where teaching way in the education system is changing day by day.
Film Chalk n Duster produced by S3 Creations is written by Ranjeev Varma and directed by Jayant Gilatar. The music is composed by Sandesh Shandilya, while the lyrics for the film are penned by the seasoned Javed Akhtar. The movie is produced by Subhash Singh and Sonali Singh under the 3S Creations banner. The movie is co-produced by Amin Surani. The film slated to release in December, 2015.
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