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 debutante Sonam Nair and showcases the life of a growing teenage girl.