“I’ve been working very hard. Eight of my films will release this year and I have signed five new ones,” Divya told IANS in an interview.
The 32-year-old will be seen in diverse roles in the films.
In “Haat, The Weekly Bazaar”, she plays a Rajasthani woman who has to pay a huge price for challenging the villagers and leaving her husband. The film is the directorial debut of Seema Kapoor and also stars Mukesh Tiwari, Archana Puran Singh and Yashpal Sharma.
Then the actress will be seen in Sushen Bhatnagar’s “Monica”, based on the life of journalist Shivani Bhatnagar who was found murdered in her Delhi home a few years ago.
Apart from that she will feature in Subhash Ghai’s “Chaloo Movie”, Amole Gupte’s children’s film and a Sudhir Mishra’s yet-to-be-titled film, among others.
At present, Divya is eagerly waiting for the August release of her Hollywood film “Hisss” that revolves around the life of a snake woman, played by Mallika Sherawat.
” ‘Hisss’ is treated in a very different way. A similar story might have been heard before, but the way it is being presented is very modern. My character in the film brings the romantic angle,” she said.
Directed by American director Jennifer Chambers Lynch, the film also stars Irrfan Khan, who plays Divya’s husband and American actor Jeff Doucette.
So did she have any scenes with a snake?
“No, I didn’t have anything to do with snakes,” she said.
When asked about her experience of working with Mallika, Divya said: “Mallika is known to be reclusive, but she is very friendly and we shared a great on-screen chemistry. I used to feel so bad for her because she had to sit the whole day with so much make up on. But she did a great job.”
And how different did she find working with an international crew?
“Working in a Bollywood film is also great and I have personally never experienced any problem, but the international crew I worked with was very passionate, dedicated and extremely punctual, which was the best part,” said Divya.
On her International stint, apart from “Hisss”, Divya is working on “Heart Land” a film that is being directed by Fred Holmes and where she plays the role of a Punjabi girl.
She has also bagged another Hollywood project but refrains from divulging any details.
“I am in a contract; so I won’t be able to talk about the film at the moment,” she said.