Divyenndu feels he’s matured as an actor

Divyenndu Sharma

Actor Divyenndu Sharma is on a happy high as his film ‘Batti Gul Meter Chalu’ will hit the screens coming Friday. Divyenndu, first seen in ‘Pyaar Ka Punchnama’, believes he has a lot more to do in the industry. In a candid chat with Tini Sara Anien, he talks about his role in the film and more.

How has Divyenndu, the actor changed over the years?

I would like to believe that I have matured as an actor. Working with different directors and films can contribute a lot to the growth of the actor. After doing varied characters, I have understood that I’m ready to do more good work and I am more confident in my craft.

Tell us about your role in ‘Batti Gul Meter Chalu’.

I play the character of a boy-next-door, Sundar Mohan Tripathi. He is one of those characters one would love to meet. He’s someone who follows the right path, is hardworking and does not believe in taking shortcuts. He cares a lot about other people. How the things that happen in his life make him take an extreme step forms the storyline.

How close are you to the character?

Sundar Mohan Tripathi is vulnerable, and a very nice person. Being sensitive towards people and things is something I can relate to, but I don’t see any other similarities besides that.

What about the film pulled you to it?

The director, Shree Narayan Singh, called and told me about the story and how I would fit the role of Tripathi. Shree sir was excited about the storyline and was sure I would do justice to the role. He asked me to trust him, and I did. We shared a great rapport, and I said ‘Why not?’ That’s how the film happened. Having worked with him earlier was an added benefit.

How was it to work with Shahid and Shraddha?

Shahid, Shraddha and I play childhood buddies in the film. So, the mood on the sets was quite like that. They both were very warm towards me. One day, Shraddha walked up to me and told that she was very excited about working with me which I thought was a kind gesture. Similarly, Shahid and I also shared a good vibe with each other. He and I improvised a lot on the sets. We were a fun lot.

Any fun moments on the sets that you can narrate?

There are many. The best part was shooting in Tihiri which is a cold place, and I had to shoot scenes where we were wearing T-shirts and chilling with friends. That was quite a task.
There is also a scene in the film where Shraddha, Shahid and I are drunk and are chatting away. Shooting for the scene was a lot of fun. When one gets such a fun vibe, everything around seems funny.

Which movie would you say changed your career?

I feel it’s my first project, ‘Pyaar Ka Punchnama’ which paved the way for me. The film earned me accolades, awards, and a lot of respect. People accepted me as an actor, and I feel blessed to have been a part of the film.

Do you have a Bengaluru connect?

I haven’t been to the city a lot or been lucky to spend a lot of time there. I feel Bengaluru is a cool city with great people who have a good sense of music and are easy to talk to.

If you weren’t an actor, who would you have been?

An archaeologist. I always thought it was a cool job.

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