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My work comes first and I don’t get involved in any drama: Drashti Dhami

Madhubala actor Drashti Dhami admits to being insecure. She says she’s enjoying her current success with Pardes Mein Hai Mera Dil.

tv Updated: Nov 29, 2016 06:41 IST
Kavita Awaasthi
Kavita Awaasthi
Hindustan Times, Mumbai
Drashti Dhami,Madhubala,Ek Tha Raja Ek Thi Rani


In her nine-year career, Drashti Dhami has worked in a number of successful TV shows such as Geet and Madhubala. Although the actor is currently riding a wave of success with three back-to-back hit shows, she admits to having insecurities. Saying she feels blessed to have friends to share her concerns with as well as a loving husband at home, Drashti knocked on wood while pouring her heart out in an interview.

You’re a successful TV celebrity, but how do you tackle insecurities?

I have been a bit insecure, as any professional would feel, but it’s nothing so drastic that I would need help to deal with it. I have a good support system in my family, and my friends Sanaya Irani and Nakuul Mehta are actors too and know me well. I can pour my heart out to them without wondering if they will judge me. They are from the industry, so they understand where I am coming from and can help me accordingly. I feel blessed.

What is your criterion for signing a new show?

I have never had many shows offered to me at the same time. I have never had 10 shows lined up. It has always been that I know someone working on a show, get a call to discuss it, and things fall into place. I didn’t want to do my last show Ek Tha Raja Ek Thi Rani, as it was planned to launch a month before my wedding last year. But they called again, I met them in the afternoon, and by the evening, everything was finalised. Things just click for me.

Would you say you are in the best phase of your career?

Touch wood . I couldn’t have asked for anything better than the shows I have done in the past, like Madhubala and my new show, Pardes Mein Hai Mera Dil. When it comes to my work or my personal life, I don’t think the combination could get any better. I don’t know how to express my happiness.

Babyyyyy 😘😘😘😘

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Do you get nervous when you start working on a new show?

I always get anxious. After every show, I go crying to the team saying, it’s not working out. But later, I get the hang of it. I had not worked for a few months, so I was crying that I had forgotten how to act and it wasn’t working out for me. People around me tell me, don’t worry, things will settle. Then after a week, I get the hang of the show and my character and feel like I belong there.

In what ways have you grown as an actor?

I have learnt that work comes first, so just focus on your work and not anything else. Don’t get involved in any other drama.

3 days to go#pardesmeinhaimeradil#8pm#mondaytofriday#starplus....watchitttttt#😎😎😎

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You have been working continuously for the past few years. Would you call yourself a workaholic?

I am a proud workaholic. I love working.

Is it easy to maintain privacy?

I think it’s easy to maintain privacy if you want to. I have been doing it for so long. It’s just that there are things that get blown out of proportion.

First Published: Nov 27, 2016 18:18 IST