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Divya Dutta pens tribute to her mother in new book, Me and Ma

The actress calls her late mother the force behind her success while sharing the cover of her upcoming book.

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Sonal Pandya

Actress Divya Dutta’s newest venture is a book on her late mother, Nalini Dutta. Writing the book in just three months, Dutta calls the book, titled Me & Ma, as a tribute to her mother who she called her best friend and soul mate.

Apart from writing a column in the daily newspaper, Hindustan Times, Dutta had no prior experience of this magnitude. But she explained to Hindustan Times, “Writing the book was an emotional journey. I was extremely close to her, and after I lost her, I had so much to share about her. None of this was pre-planned. Through my book, I have relieved every bit of my childhood and my years growing up. Although this book is about my mother, every single person will relate to it. A mother’s love is unconditional, and every child will feel the same about their mothers when they read the book.”

In the interview, Dutta also unveiled the book’s cover which features Dutta and some candid photographs of the family. Actress Shabani Azmi, a close family friend who knew Dutta’s mother well, has written the foreword to Me & Ma. Published by Penguin India, superstar Amitabh Bachchan is set to launch the book at a later date.