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Exclusive! Happy Birthday, SRK: Divya Dutta reminisces about her stylish, charming co-star from Veer-Zaara

The actress calls the Baadshah of Bollywood a warmhearted and caring person

Exclusive! Happy Birthday, SRK: Divya Dutta reminisces about her stylish, charming co-star from Veer-Zaara
Divya Dutta
  • Arundhuti Banerjee

Last Updated: 09.53 AM, Nov 02, 2022


National Award-winning actress Divya Dutta, who got received appreciation for her performance in the Shah Rukh Khan-starrer Veer-Zaara, recalls her working experiences with her favourite co-star, SRK, whom she calls the most 'charming' and 'chivalrous' man ever.

On Shah Rukh's 57th birthday, Divya got candid, exclusively with OTTplay.

Divya plays a Pakistani girl, Shabbo, in Veer-Zaara. She was a part of some of the most crucial scenes in the film with Shah Rukh, who played Indian Air Force officer Veer Pratap Singh. The film, directed by Yash Chopra, released in 2004.

Divya told OTTplay, "I think that by far, Shah Rukh is the most charming co-star I have ever worked with. Everyone talks about his superstardom and onscreen romances, etc., but I will tell you one thing — Shah is one of the most sensitive, caring and chivalrous human beings. There's a reason why God created him to be a star — there's a divine energy in him."

Divya added that he is a very caring person. "He is always looking out in his own way for all the unit members and actors, even without anyone knowing about it. That's what I call caring stylishly! When we were shooting for Veer-Zaara, there were many things that we were doing that goes beyond the scene. Shah is also a very well-read man," she added.

Growing up in Delhi, Divya watched SRK on television, in the TV serial Fauji. When asked about her favourite SRK films, Divya said, "Even though it is tough to choose one, because I love watching Shah onscreen, if I had to choose, it would be Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge and Chak De! India. They are my two all-time favourites."

Asked about when she met the superstar last, Divya said, "We haven't met for quite some time now, but the last time we spoke was when I was writing my book and I wrote a chapter on him. We have spoken on phone and had long conversations. He is a warmhearted person."