Moments that changed my life, by Divyanka Tripathi

Divyanka Tripathi speaks about moments that made her who she is today

Moments that changed my life, by Divyanka Tripathi

Divyanka Tripathi is a diva and a performer par excellence. Her life story is intriguing and fascinating. Here, she shares about her life and some interesting facts about it. Over to her:

I never wanted to be an actress, I wanted to be an army officer. I was good in NCC, I was told I was the best cadet. It is kind of designation given to you when you go for Republic Day camps, that is what I was a part of when I was in school. I was a very good rifle shooter, I don’t get to practice much now, I think I can still shoot. I participated in a reality show & after my performance, I got a call for an audition which was the beginning of it all.

Next, I belong to a middle class family, we’d never traveled in a plane. After convincing my parents to go to Mumbai for an audition, my dad & I would travel from Bhopal to Mumbai back & forth in a bus. When I look back, it was all worth it.  After I bagged the title role for Banu Main Teri Dulhan, I thought it will run for 6 months so I thought I’ll come back & do my UPSC, I’ll still sit for these SSB examinations for the Army, that did not happen as the show ran for 3 years, which was a blessing in disguise.

BMTD ran successfully, but after the show, I was out of work for a really long time. That was a tough phase, after you taste the highs & the perks, you’re suddenly pushed to the ground. I would get depressing thoughts. Nobody was giving me work as Vidya from the show, the character I played became too famous, they said everybody knows Vidya so you cannot play anything else. For a very long time I didn’t have work.

It was a tough phase & I had to make the right choices. I would have to read a 3 page script for a 3 minute audition, gave a plenty of them & repeat the same the next day. This did go on for a long time. Then I did a comedy show just to have a change of flavor so that people can see me differently. After the comedy show, they said she is a comic face, so we cannot take it.

The biggest turnaround in my life came through when YHM was offered to me. It was a really long wait, the struggle was real but when this happened, it all made sense, the feeling was surreal. It was only possible because my parents kept me motivated. I had faith in my talent. Look where it has brought me. The journey has been amazing.

Without a doubt, the final moment happened & life changed when I married Vivek, my best-friend, companion & a partner who came in my life & fit like a puzzle.

I am thankful and grateful for the journey so far. Looking forward to many exciting years ahead.

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