TV actor Divyanka Tripathi went through a tough patch recently, when her nine-year-old relationship with actor Ssharad Malhotra came to an end. However, despite the break up, the 30-year-old continued to shoot for her hit TV show. Now, four months later, she talks about her take on love, and how much she enjoys being single.
Post the break up, has your take on love changed?
I am still a hard-core romantic. I am waiting for the right person, who wants my love. I am meant to get married (laughs). I realised my worth post break up. I have changed as a person. I really believe that some things happen for a reason, and they make you a better person. Today, I am more independent, and I am happy being myself. I have realised that life is not about being in a relationship, but living the way you want to.
Are you planning to settle down soon?
When I broke up, my parents became hyper, and asked if they could look for a marriage proposal for me. But with time, they have come to accept things. I don’t want to jump into marriage right now. I want to find a person who wants me. I am single, and ready to mingle.
Rumours suggest that you are dating a Chinese restaurateur…
These reports are false. They might have come up, as he is part of my friends circle, and we hang out often. I would not like his name to be dragged into a link-up. He’s a good friend. Earlier, I didn’t have friends, so I am happy to make new friends. I feel liberated. I want to go on an expedition, try trekking, and even do a travel show.
Are you willing to date an actor now, or would you prefer a non-industry person?
In relationships, you cannot decide [your partner’s] a profession. He could be from any walk of life. Right now, I am slightly sceptical of actors, but I believe in never say never.
Have you met Ssharad post your break up?
No, I haven’t.