New Delhi, May 18 (Calcutta Tube) Television actress Divyanka Tripathi, better known as Vidya of the TV show ‘Banoo Main Teri Dulhan’, says she doesn’t want to grow out of the image of a typical Indian woman. The 25-year-old actress said Zee TV’S ‘Cine Star Ki Khoj‘ was a platform which helped her gain confidence whereas Doordarshan and Aakash Vani gave her due recognition as an actor.
‘I’m not looking for any image makeover. I’m happy with my image of ‘typical Indian woman’. I don’t believe in overdoing things,’ Tripathi told IANS in an interview.
‘Being part of ‘Cine Star Ki Khoj’ gave me confidence to stand in a crowd. This moulded me in becoming a bolder individual. But as far as recognition is concerned my career got a kick start when I worked in Telefilms for Doordarshan and Aakash Vani,’ she said.
The actress gives utmost importance to a perfect family and, when asked about her plans for settling down, she said: ‘I’m in no hurry to get married, at least for the next two years for sure. When I get married I want everything to be perfect and for that I need ample time.’
Asked about her perfect groom, she replied sheepishly: ‘I want my ‘would be’ to be very supportive and understanding. I’m a very homely person and I would expect him to be the same. I don’t want him to keep me away from my work. And most importantly I’m not looking out for a macho, Casanova kind of a guy for myself.’
Divyanka also revealed the reason for being away from the screen after her daily soap ‘Banoo Main Teri Dulhan’.
‘I took a long break to get myself out of the character that I played. I wanted to be fresh for other roles. I took a lot of time to come out of the shadow of my character. I’ve shed enough tears but now is the time to make my viewers smile,’ she said.
The actress is now playing the role of Mrs. Sharma in ‘Mrs. & Mr. Sharma Allahabad wale’ which depicts the journey of a middle-class family instilled with small town values and beliefs with a comical touch.
The show features Rajesh Kumar who is better known as Roshesh of ‘Sarabhai vs Sarabhai’ in the lead, along with Divyanka.
The actress said she was excited to step into comedy as she was exhausted of serious drama herself.
‘This is the first time I have delved into comedy. I was very excited to portray the character of Mrs. Sharma. I have been given a very different look in the show and my onscreen chemistry with Rajesh is simply hilarious,’ she said.
‘Shooting for serious drama gave me a headache but now I feel so fresh all the time. Doing comedy has made me spontaneous as an individual,’ she added.
The show started airing Monday at 9.30 p.m. on SAB TV.