May ,8 2017
Critically acclaimed actress Divya Dutta has bagged a Dadasaheb Phalke Film Foundation Award for her role in 'Chalk n Duster'.
Divya tweeted a photograph of herself while holding on to the trophy.
She captioned it: 'And the Dadasaheb Phalke Film Foundation Award for best actor in negative role for 'Chalk n Duster'! Happyyyyy.'
'This is my first ever Dadasaheb Phalke Film Foundation award and that too for a negative role... It is just overwhelming,' she added in a statement.
Released in 2016, 'Chalk n Duster' narrates the story of the commercialisation of the Indian private education system, the changing student-teacher relationship and issues faced by them.
Directed by Jayant Gilatar, the film also stars Juhi Chawla, Shabana Azmi, Zarina Wahab and Girish Karnad.