TV actor Sreejitha De on her break-up: He had issues with the way I dressed
TV star Sreejitha De has said that her ex would ask her to dress differently and try to control her.Updated: May 01, 2017 17:53 IST
TV actor Sreejitha De of Koi Laut Ke Aaya Hai has revealed the real reasons behind her recent break-up. Her ex, she has said, had issues with her choice of career and the way she would dress.
In an interview to Times of India, De said she didn’t realise she’d have to change herself ‘completely to win’ her IT engineer ex’s love when she started dating him. “He too, felt that once I fall in love with him, I will be exactly the way he wants me to be. He had issues with my profession and even changed the way I dressed. He wanted regular updates on what I am doing on the sets and who I am spending time with. I also had to be at home most of the time because he hated going out for parties or enjoying an evening out. For me, my personal space is extremely important and I wasn’t comfortable with his behaviour,” she said.
De added that initially she thought it would be “foolish” of her to give up on a “well-settled guy”. “We talk about women empowerment, but when it comes to looking for a ‘good’ guy in the conventional manner, the girl is always expected to compromise. I am a strong-headed woman and I’ve always known what I want to do in life. The society feels that if a guy is well-settled, it makes up for the rest of the qualities one would want in a good husband. Throughout our relationship, I was in a battle with myself. I would often ask myself, ‘How can I let go off him because conventionally, he is a good guy?’ Later, I realised that I had to be with someone who makes me happy and not someone who has a fat degree and a stable career. Finally, I got tired of our daily fights. I can’t let a guy dictate what I wear; I can never be so much in love that I will change myself for a man,” she said.
De currently plays Surbhi Jyoti’s sister on the show. She has also starred in Kasautii Zindagii Kay and Uttaran.
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First Published: May 01, 2017 17:45 IST