Divya Dutta’s mother passes away

Bollywood actress Divya Dutta’s mother Nalini Dutta passed away on Sunday morning (January 10). The sad news was shared by her ‘Chalk N Duster’ co-star Juhi Chawla on Twitter.

"Really sorry to hear about Divya Dutta's mother... She passed away this morning... God give Divya strength," the ‘Gulaab Gang’ actress wrote on the micro-blogging site yesterday.

The reason for the death could not be immediately known. Divya who has also starred in Punjabi, Malayalam and Indian English films, could not be contacted yet.

Nalili was a doctor and a government officer who single handedly raised Divya and her brother after her husband passed away when the actress was aged seven. 

Meanwhile, Divya’s upcoming film ‘Chalk and Duster’ is about the relationship and communication between teachers and students at a time when the education system is changing day by day. The film revolves around the emotional journey of two teachers played by Juhi and veteran actress Shabana Azmi. Divya plays a negative role of a wicked principal.

The film is set to release later this week on January 15.