Divya Dutta was the woman behind Gurdas Maan’s celebrated opening act at the Prithvi Festival: Here’s how

Manjari Mukherjee

Divya Dutta was the woman behind Gurdas Maan’s celebrated opening act at the Prithvi Festival: Here’s how

36th Prithvi Festival opened aa few days ago, and despite heavy rain, the event was a huge success. Among other things, opening act by veteran Punjabi singer and actor, Gurdas Maan was a huge success.

In a two-hour act, the celebrated singer performed his classic numbers like and even recited some poems on love, life, heartbreak, betrayal and religion.

Celebrities like Kirti Kulhari, Randeep Hooda, Kunal Kapoor, who attended the event, remarked how they had grown up watching Gurdas Mann ji, and to watch him perform live was indeed a dream come true for them.

However, the little known fact is that, Divya Dutta, who apart from Bollywood, is also extremely popular in Punjabi film industry, and has also acted opposite Maan in cult film ‘Shaheen e Mohabbat : Boota Singh’ convinced him to come and perform at the festival. The two actors share a great rapport and it was on Divya’s request that he agreed to come and perform.

Now, that’s called great bonding among co-actors. Interestingly, Ms Dutta was also the one who convinced Shabana Azmi to act in Faraaz Ansari’s Sheer Qorma, which stars Divya and Swara Bhasker in lead roles.

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