We often come across our favourite telly bahus shedding their inhibitions and flaunting their enviable curves in teeny-weeny bikinis. In the past couple of months, several TV actresses such as Surbhi Jyoti, Nia Sharma, Hina Khan, Erica Fernandes and others have been sharing their pictures in bikinis and leaving their fans jaw-dropped with their hotness level. But Yeh Hai Mohabbatein actress Divyanka Tripathi feels awkward when it comes to sharing pictures on social media while donning a bikini.
"The reason is only that I am very 'sharmilee' (shy) in such matters. I feel very shy about wearing a swimsuit or bikini, which is why I wasn't able to learn swimming. It's terrible and it shouldn't be. But it's just I am very awkward about it. I will have to gather a lot of courage before doing this. The girls who put out such beautiful pictures of themselves must be definitely courageous," Divyanka told TOI in an interview.
When she was asked if she was ever in two minds while thinking about sharing pictures in bikini, Divyanka said, "Nahi, aisi situation nahi aayi hai. I have continued to remain awkward in this matter. There's no logic behind my shyness. It's just that I am a shy person per se."
Today, Divyanka is a star in the television space thanks to her work in fiction as well as reality shows such as Banoo Main Teri Dulhann, Yeh Hai Mohabbatein, Nach Baliye and The Voice. But there was a time when she was desperately looking for work, and even though she got an opportunity she didn't take it up.
"Many men think it is a man's world, but it is not. Women are ruling in all the ways possible. They are at par with men. But some men feel they can get a free pass. They think they can tease someone or pass lewd remarks and get away with it. It used to happen, it also happens now. It's just that I always knew where to set a boundary. Since the time I started working, I knew what I didn't want," Divyanka told IANS.
"I knew that I wanted to do good work, but not at the cost of my dignity. In fact, I left a show. I won't name the person, producer or the channel. I had signed a show, and the maker made a pass at me. He was very indecent. I left the show because of that. I knew that it would be a traumatic experience for me because any daily soap continues for a certain number of months or years, and I couldn't see myself in that kind of a situation," she shared.
After her debut, she played the lead role in Banoo Main Teri Dulhann, which ran from 2006 to 2009. Later, she appeared as a guest or contestant in several shows, including Comedy Circus.
Then, Divyanka took up the lead role of Dr. Ishita Bhalla in the long-running show Yeh Hai Mohabbatein, which aired from 2013 to 2019. She also starred in the 2019 web show Coldd Lassi Aur Chicken Masala. She recently hosted a special series, Crime Patrol Satark: Women Against Crime.
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