Can’t just be a pretty face in a film: Divyanka

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Front Page - Shreya Mukher­jee shreya.mukher­jee@htlive.com

Ac­tor Divyanka Tri­pathi Dahiya (right) shot to fame af­ter she played the pro­tag­o­nist in the daily show Banoo Main Teri Dul­hann (2006-2009). Af­ter work­ing in var­i­ous fic­tion and non-fic­tion shows, Divyanka now feels that it’s time to try some­thing new. The ac­tor is keen on tak­ing on more chal­leng­ing roles, be it film or tele­vi­sion.

“I can’t do sim­i­lar things ev­ery time [a role comes my way]. Right now, I am look­ing for some vari­a­tion,” she says. “Over the past 12 years on TV, I have tried ex­plor­ing var­i­ous char­ac­ters. Now, I feel that it’s time for me to try some­thing that would chal­lenge me, ” says Divyanka.

Is she keen on try­ing her luck in Bol­ly­wood? The ac­tor says she would love to, but the of­fer needs to be ap­peal­ing enough. “I am ready to ex­per­i­ment, and open to tak­ing up any in­ter­est­ing of­fer. But I won’t sign any­thing and ev­ery­thing that comes my way,” adds Divyanka, who along with her hus­band, ac­tor Vivek Dahiya re­cently won dance re­al­ity show Nach Baliye.

Talk­ing about the kind of roles she would love to take up on the big screen, Divyanka says she wants to be in women-cen­tric films. “Bol­ly­wood is es­sen­tially dom­i­nated by men, and I can’t just be a pretty face in a film. I would love to do womenori­ented films. Among the re­cent films, I liked watch­ing Sridevi in Mom. I’m look­ing at sim­i­lar pow­er­ful roles,” she adds.

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