Divyanka Tripathi is in a blissful stage of her life. She married actor Vivek Dahiya (far right) on July 8. The newly-weds are enjoying their time together, and often host and attend dinner parties with their friends and families. Divyanka says she enjoys being pampered, and adds that understanding and patience are the keys to a happy marriage. Here, she talks about following wedding rituals, and the social media posts about her marriage that created a huge buzz online.
How does it feel to be married?
Any woman would be happy when she is taken care of and pampered [by her husband]. The same applies to me. Ever since I got married, I have been in a blissful state. I recommend marriage to everyone. People say, “Shaadi ka ladoo khao toh pachtao, naa kaho toh pachtao (You regret getting married, and regret not getting married).” But I don’t understand why people regret either. All one has to do is find an eligible partner. And if you have enough patience, and if you are understanding and can adjust a little bit, life can be beautiful after marriage. It’s really wonderful to have a BFF (best friend forever) in the form of your partner.
There was a lot of buzz around your wedding, especially online. What did you think about that?
Perhaps it was about demand and supply. The media had to cover even the smallest news [about my marriage] as people wanted to know more. Though it was strenuous, I am glad people were happy for us. They were not there to bash us; they wanted to know more about our wedding.
Many people were wondering why posts about your wedding were showing up on their timelines...
We couldn’t help that posts about our wedding popped up on the timelines of people who, perhaps, weren’t looking for it. But that was due to the posts various media platforms churned out. It was obviously not done by us. Yes, our family and friends put up photos online, and so did the photography team, who were hired to do so.
What was the best part about the wedding?
The varmala (garlanding) and the pheras (wedding ritual) happened the way I imagined they would. I have often played a bride in my TV shows, but this time, I felt like a bride, if you know what I mean (smiles). I got shivers. My hands were shaking during the ceremony. I have never blushed as much as I did during the rituals.
What’s your plan for the honeymoon?
We have no plans as of now. We don’t have the time to go on a trip as we both took 10 days off from our respective shows for the wedding. We can’t get any more leave. We might go for a vacation after a few months. We’ll decide our destination then. But it should definitely be a trip abroad.
What is keeping you busy these days, apart from your TV show?
Dinner parties are keeping me busy. We have friends and family members, who keep inviting us for get-togethers. So, we have been spending time with them. Also, my mother-in-law keeps telling me about the various festivals and rituals newly-weds have to follow, which I do to the T.