Being in the public gaze has many negative points, feels popular small screen face Dimpy Mahajan, who says that people like to "feed on" the "breakup of a celebrity".
Dimpy, who has recently filed for divorce from her ­husband and TV personality Rahul Mahajan, feels that the family and friends are the worst hit in a tragedy like this. "The most difficult part is that when a celebrity breaks down, people feed on that. It is never a pleasant thing. Everyone (around you) is harassed. That is the most ­difficult part," says Dimpy, who got married on the sets of a reality show in 2010.
Dimpy, who is currently ­separated from Rahul, says it was the support of her family which has given her the strength. "Unfortunately, we live in a society where divorce is still a taboo and considered to be a women’s loss of ­identity, as they can’t relate to their maternal surnames or ­husband’s name anymore. She goes through an identity ­crises. I feel I was able to go through it (the relationship crises) with the support of my family. They ­supported me and stood by me," says Dimpy, who walked out of her ­marriage in four months, but was back after she reconciled with her husband.
Dimpy, who has recently entered a reality show, says that people are generally very fast to form relationships on these shows. "I feel that ­relationships take a long time to become something concrete. Ek din mein bhai behen banana, ya beti bulana is too soon to jump to a conclusion. I feel that this is a mistake which people make and these relationships don’t last."
There were reports of Dimpy finding love again in Dubai. However, Dimpy says she is not ready to get into another relationship. "I may be separated but I am not divorced. I am still Dimpy Rahul Mahajan. I don’t think I am ready to get involved in another relationship because I need to close one chapter and then open another one," she says.