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'Excited for my new innings as an author'

Actor Divya Dutta is all set for the launch of her book 'Me And Maa', a memoir about her mother, and is looking forward to start her "new innings" as an author.

The book will be launched by superstar Amitabh Bachchan.

"It's a memoir about my mother. It is a great thing to be starting as my new role of an author. There are two professions I consider the best where
you can really express yourself: writing and acting. It's great to be a part of both." Divya said.

The actor lost her mother last year after a post-surgery complication.

The Badlapur actor says she will continue writing post 'Me and Maa' and will come up with something new.

"This is my new innings as an author. I know for sure I'll be writing continuously. It's not a one off thing. I'll give myself a little break before I start

On the film front, the 39-year-old actor will be seen as a politician in the upcoming Irada. The Aparna Singh directed film also features Arshad
Warsi and Naseeruddin Shah.

"When Aparna narrated the role to me, I knew it was something I had to do. She has written the role very well.We sat together, gave her the little
Punjabi touch."

When the first image was out, comparisons were drawn between Divya's look and Pakistani politician Hina Rabbani Khar but the actor insists she did not model the character on her.

"The look has been compared to Hina but that was not on my mind. When you take reference points you limit yourself as an actor. I knew the setting was Punjab and I let myself be. I think I modelled it to somebody who I would be if I was a politician." The film is scheduled to release on February 17.
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