Drashti Dhami will exit her prime-time show, Ek Tha Raja Ek Thi Rani, soon, within nine months of it going on air. The reason is an impending leap in the story, which would require her to play the role of a mother. The young actor says she decided to opt out, as she wasn’t convinced about the role. “It was a tough choice to make. I had to quit the show, as my character would change after the leap. I was asked to play a mother, and I am not comfortable doing so at the moment,” she adds.
So, the actor decided to part ways amicably with the makers of the period love-drama, which she says is “close to my heart”. “I am feeling bad that my journey ending on the show, as I loved working with everyone in it,” says Drashti.
In her eight-year-long career, the actor has been part of hit shows like Dill Mill Gayye, Geet and Madhubala. Talking about serials that go on for years, Drashti feels that makers choose what is best for their product. She says, “Every show has a destiny, and every actor works hard on a show. When makers want to bring in a new twist to a story or change its direction, alterations have to be made.”
The actor has now planned to go on a long vacation in June, and is looking forward to the break. She says, “I will be going to Europe for 20 days. I have planned an itinerary that covers many cities, including Prague (Czech Republic), Budapest (Hungary), Berlin (Germany), Amsterdam (Netherlands) and Paris (France). I will go with some of my friends, and the weather will be wonderful in June.”
Drashti, who has been married for a year now, calls it a “blissful” time. “The last year has been perfect, as has my married life. It feels like I am still dating him (Neerja Khemka, husband),” she says with a laugh. .