Divyanka Tripathi is the star of Yeh Hai Mohabbatein. The show saw unprecedented success this year but on the personal front, Divyanka broke up with her long-time boyfriend (9 years!) Ssharad Malhotra and chose to maintain silence about it. In an interview to Indian Express, Divyanka opens up about like post break-up for the first time.
I had a beautiful journey and a beautiful association. Even though I am an actor, by nature I am what you could call a homely girl. I had no life beyond one person and I made the choice of leading that life. It was not imposed by anyone. I was very happy in the zone. But somehow…(pauses) things fell apart. I was shocked and devastated.
After my break-up, shooting on sets was getting difficult. I was crying from within but I couldn’t show it while shooting. ‘Andar toofan tha’. I was falling ill too and even suffered a bout of food-poisoning. People around me started saying something is jinxed.
I was handling my fracture, my professional commitments and a lot of other things. Suddenly I realized that if I can take care of all these things, a break-up is no big deal.
I have bought this engagement ring for myself and I wear it to make myself happy. I went out on a solo dinner date yesterday. Divyanka always lived for others. Now she is enjoying some ‘me’ time and I have rediscovered a new, carefree and adventurous Divyanka.
We must never lose our individuality. Also, never keep too many expectations.
I would love to keep a relation with them. I haven’t spoken to them but I really respect them a lot. I have a soft corner for his mother.
In our society, single girls are not seen with much respect. It is very easy to point fingers at a single girl. It’s weird. On one hand, we talk about women empowerment but at times women themselves don’t support single women. I am single for the first time in many years and I have to be careful with who I am seen with or else it is easy for others to start gossiping just because I am single.
More power to you, Divyanka!