The actress, who won the Best Supporting Actress, said it is such achievements that make her feel alive as an actor.
I am going to treasure this moment: Divya Dutta on National Award for Irada
Mumbai - 13 Apr 2018 19:00 IST
Actress Divya Dutta, who won the Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the film Irada (2017) at the 65th National Film Awards on Friday, says it is such achievements that make her feel alive as an actor.
"The actor in me feels alive again and grateful that there is appreciation pouring in. I am overjoyed with the news," Dutta said.
She has been getting one good news after another.
"First, my film Manto going to Cannes Film Festival and now the National Award...I am overwhelmed. After a 100 odd films, this is my first National Award and I am going to treasure this moment. It means the world," Dutta added.
In Irada, Dutta played the role of a minister. The movie, which also features Naseeruddin Shah and Arshad Warsi, also bagged the Best Environment Film Award.
As the compassionate helper Shabbo in Veer-Zaara (2004) or as the lower-caste Jalebi in Delhi-6 (2009), Dutta has proved her versatility time and again with strong roles.
Her Hindi film journey had started in 1994 with Ishq Mein Jeena Ishq Mein Marna.