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Divyanka Tripathi Dahiya: I am looking for a change right now; want something challenging

Yeh Hai Mohabbatein actor Divyanka Tripathi Dahiya says she is looking for variation on the career front and is open to being a part of films fronted by women.

tv Updated: Jul 21, 2017 18:22 IST
Shreya Mukherjee
Shreya Mukherjee
Hindustan Times
Divyanka Tripathi Dahiya,Vivek Dahiya,Ye Hai Mohabbatein
Divyanka Tripathi Dahiya is keen on doing women-oriented films.

Divyanka Tripathi Dahiya became a popular name on the small screen ever since her debut show Banoo Main Teri Dulhann went on air. Since then, Divyanka has been part of various fiction and non-fiction shows. Currently playing the lead in the daily soap Yeh Hai Mohabbatein, Divyanka feels that it’s time to try something new and the actor, apparently is keen on taking up more challenging offers, be it films or television.

“I can’t do similar things every time [a role comes my way]. Right now, I am looking for some variation. Over the past 12 years on TV, I have tried exploring various characters. Now, I feel that it’s time for me to try something new that would challenge me as an artist,” says Divyanka.

Asked if she is keen on trying her luck in Bollywood like her small screen contemporaries, the actor says she would love to, but the offer needs to be appealing enough. “I am ready to experiment, and open to taking up any interesting offer.I won’t sign anything and everything that is being offered. [Also], I need to keep the makers of my current show [Ye Hai Mohabbatein] posted well in advance before I take up any new offer. I can’t just leave the show in the lurch,” adds Divyanka, who along with her actor husband Vivek Dahiya recently won dance reality show Nach Baliye 8.

(#LoveLetter only the patient lot must read) Dear #NachBaliye8, I've been clueless since last three days about my next Insta post. How could I summerize you in a single post? You were not an event, you were a journey! You were a reality we were ready to face but didn't know how harsh yet delightful you'd turn out to be! _______ We both entered as simple contestants and towards the mid season you turned us into #Warriors! Every week saw new injuries, changing tapes and supports but the courage - undying! We took pride in every scar, as they told the stories of the battles we won! _______ Further, you turned us into #HopelessRomantics! We fought and fell deeper in love! We struggled together and became the best partners in crime! We discovered how beautiful marriage could be, only we need to be #InSync! _______ Nach, they say you are a popularity, public vote based show. I Thank you, for making us realize that we have #AudienceLove, that can't be bought or manipulated! Few things we know but we don't realize till they happen to us! I randomly asked people why they voted, they said they liked our journey, they felt our struggle and they loved us! LOVE! Isn't that we all want? You channelised it to us... Thank you Nach! _______ For the makers, you might be a business model, for us, you became our life. It was never about winning you... It was about living you. We breathed you 24x7. Even In our dreams! Carrying the legacy forward after winning it, I promise we wouldn't leave the path of hard work, focus and perseverance with dignity that we learnt from you. _______ We both are missing you already! _______ Love, Divyanka Tripathi Dahiya

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Talking about the kind of roles she would love to take up on the big screen, Divyanka says she wants to be a part of films fronted by women. “Bollywood is essentially dominated by men, and I can’t just be a pretty face in a film. Women-centric films are something that I would love to do. Among the recent ones, I liked watching Sridevi in Mom. Such powerful roles are what I am looking at. I also enjoyed Queen (2014) and Pink (2016),” adds Divyanka.

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First Published: Jul 21, 2017 18:03 IST