A self-confessed travel buff, model and actor Dipannita Sharma, who visited Gurgaon after two years, is all gaga about it. Speaking to us, she says, “It’s been two years since my last visit. And the city was transformed completely. I was in the city to visit my family.My husband’s grandfather has a home in Gurgaon.And whenever we come to the city, we stay there. Gurgaon’s like a holiday home. We also went to Cyber Hub, which is a must go-to place. There are so many options in terms of things to do, eat and shop.”
The city trended recently for having faced one of the worst jams ever. Ask her if she too was stuck in the same traffic and she says, “I heard about the jam. Thank God, I wasn’t in it. The pollution levels are really high here. That needs to be addressed. Otherwise, I feel it is so green and beautiful. The greenery needs to be preserved.”
Reminiscing on her childhood days and how it has shaped her, Dipannita says she’s always been culturally inclined. “My mom used to write plays in Assamese and those were enacted by me and my sister. Anything is possible if you work hard. The fact that I had the freedom to choose is what shaped me. My parents didn’t make it feel like something was impossible for us. As a kid, I would see fashion magazines and top models on the magazine covers. North-east is very fashion forward and it has always been. We used to head to Shillong, every weekend and get the best fashion for clothes and shoes. I was tall and everyone around me used to says,‘May be you should be a model.’ I didn’t think I’d become one. But it was always there at the back of my mind. ”
Having been a part of Ladies vs Ricky Bahl (2011), Jodi Breakers (2012), Dipannita takes life as it comes. “Over time, I have become a person that goes with the flow. I like peace and tranquillity in my life. I don’t like over stressing about things. There have been times where I probably have. Over time I have realised there are certain things, whether you like it or not, will happen. Dreams will always be there and you will keep working hard. Sometime you look back, and you realize that you were unnecessarily stressing over things,” says Dipannita who will next be seen in an Assamese feature film.