Divya Dutta's mother inspires her Gippi character

Last Updated: Thu, Apr 11, 2013 02:04 hrs
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Actress Divya Dutta, who plays the role of single mother in upcoming movie Gippi, says she drew inspiration from her own mother for the role.

The 35-year-old plays single mother to the lead actress in the movie.

"My role in Gippi is that of single mother who's more of a buddy to her daughter. She's not a stereotypical mom, but crazy. Yet (she is) strong and emotional," Divya said in a statement.

Divya lost her father when she was just seven.

"I did see a lot of my mom in my character. I lost my father when I was seven. My mom brought me and my brother up. She is a doctor and a government officer at work and a fun mom at home. We have done the craziest things together," she added..

Produced by Dharma Productions, Gippi is directed by debutant Sonam Nair and showcases the life of a growing teenage girl.

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