Being a single mother was difficult: Urvashi Dholakia

Updated on Jun 27, 2016 02:42 PM IST

TV actor Urvashi Dholakia talks about being a single mom, her journey in the entertainment industry, lack of good acting offers and living life on her terms.

Actor Urvashi Dholakia says she is proud of her journey, which has been a long one.(Shakti Yadav)
Actor Urvashi Dholakia says she is proud of her journey, which has been a long one.(Shakti Yadav)
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

A well-known name in the TV world, Urvashi Dholakia is a single mom in real life. At the age of 17, she became a mother to twins -- Kshitij and Sagar. The actor, who is famous playing the role of Komolika in Kasautii Zindagii Kay, has been on a two-year break from acting. Here, Urvashi talks about her kids, being a single mom, her plans to return to the small screen, and more.

Your sons turned 21 this month. How has it been being a single mother?
Being a single mother was difficult. People tell me how I don’t look like a mother and how I haven’t aged. It’s amusing. Why will I age? I am 37. Many harp over the fact that I had my sons when I was 17. But what is the big deal? I take these comments in a positive way. I am proud of my journey, which has been a long one.

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You didn’t remarry or have serious relationships after your divorce.
People had me getting in and out of relationships. I read the reports and found them funny. I was once linked to an industrialist. I wanted to say, “Please introduce me to him.” Jokes apart, I was busy working. Being a single mom and taking care of my family took up a lot of my time. I had responsibilities and I didn’t have the time to think about my personal life. I have never hidden anything, so why would I hide a relationship? My boys and my family are my priority.

You even took a break from work.
I took a two-year break after Bigg Boss 6 as I wanted to be with them in their late teens. I wanted to give them time. I rejected 15 shows in this period, but most of them weren’t good. I wanted them to turn 21 and then return to work. I am content in the space I am in right now.

What are your plans for your sons now?
They will decide [what they want to do]. I will encourage them in whatever they do. If they want to join the entertainment industry, I will be there for them (rolls eyes). I wish them luck. Both want to act and direct. They have assisted in films in the past.

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    Mumbai-based Kavita Awaasthi writes on Television, for the daily Entertainment and Lifestyle supplement, HT Cafe

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