Many fans of Raman and Ishita from Yeh Hai Mohabattein might be still upset as the show has come to an end. Understandably so, after all, Ekta Kapoor's family drama had a very strong fan base.
Divyanka Tripathi, who played the lead role of Ishita Bhalla, shined bright in the serial and has a lot she owes to it. So, it was imperative for us to catch up with the lovely actress to know how are the emotions flowing after bidding goodbye to one of the most popular and longest running show of television.
Excerpts from the conversation:
What are the things you will miss from Yeh Hai Mohabbatein shoots?
I will miss the YHM crew- such lovely people. I am so lucky I got to work with a great production team, who put up a great show with so much hard work. I felt at home and will always miss all of them.
Which track did you enjoyed the most in YHM?
It has to be the bhoot track. I was playing possessed in it. There was a negative streak to it, I was getting to do all the weirdest things- cheezein jo main as a lead nahi kar sakti thi. My creative horses were let loose. Thank god, it didn't go on for months and years, which usually happens in shows. It looked justified and kabhi bhi aaisa nahi laga ki yeh kya ridiculous track hai. That never happened ever in YHM.
Karan Patel, your co-star in the show, is more than often in news for his temper, but how was your equation with him?
Well, Karan is known to be moody. But he was quite respectful and thankfully we both were good co-actors. We never had a tiff. Maybe I could have told him what I liked and didn't like, which he did. We were very straightforward with our conversations but never disrespected each other. He may not have liked me for being too punctual, righteous, boring and non-masaledaar. I am not that good in striking a chatpata conversation. As for me, I always wanted him to be on time on the sets and go back home because I am a very family person. Bass yahi ek cheez thi, which were our hiccups aur iske alava we were really good together. Aaisa bahut baar hota hai that people do fight, have ugly arguments on sets with their co-stars, but that was never the case with us. Humne ek doosre ke baar mein kabhi kuch galat nahi bola. Lucky us!
Now that the show has ended, how much do you miss being on the sets of Yeh Hai Mohabbatein?
I may get bashed for it, if I tell you truthfully. But why not? I have lived it beautifully, happily and created such amazing memories out of it. I don't want to relive it or continue living there because I want to create new memories now. I don't live in hangovers or stay hooked at one place. I move on easily. Main bahut khush hun that the show did so well and went off air with such amazing TRPs and that was an awesome way of letting it go.
Yes, a lot of shows are taken off-air because they don't perform well...
Thank god humari TRPs low nahi hui, ya logo ne bola hata do ab iss show ko. I am happy that bahut hi acche note par humne goodbye bola hai. Iske aage main aur accha kaam karna chahti hun. I still live with those sweet memories and I am still attached to my followers and fans but I am equally happy moving on too.
Do people come up and tell you why has the show ended and how much they will miss you?
Yes, it has happened a few times when people on street have come up to me and said they will really miss YHM and Ishita. Actually, a lot of them don't know that the show is over now and surprisingly a lot of them think that I will be a part of Yeh Hai Chahattein but unfortunately I was a part of it only for a few episodes. But it's great to know that people still want to see Ishita and Raman. We have fans across the country who love the show- I feel lucky and will always be grateful to Ekta for casting me for it. I got everything from this show- happiness, awards, recognition, honour, opportunities and most of all, my love, Vivek.
When will you return to entertain your fans?
Rumour has it that Ekta is planning a digital show with us (laughs). Not much of a rumour anymore though, because she has already given away a feeler. Yes, she is planning something but when and how, I can't talk about it. But when Ekta thinks of something, it has to be awesome, right!
Let’s talk about Vivek, did your scenes with him in YHM bring about any attraction between the two of you?
Not at all. We are so focused on our work that dating our co-actors would have never come to our mind. If others didn't put this seed in our mind, we would have never dated each other or for that matter, any other co-actor on YHM sets. We are thankful to a lot of people who really pushed us for being together. Yes, it was one seed but it bloomed and how.
You have been very vocal about the lowest phase of your life, and your fight with depression, so, how did Vivek help you during this time?
Vivek has helped me in ways unknown to many. He has redeemed my soul and uplifted me, unimaginably. I underwent major depression, undermined my abilities and thought I am not worthy of a lot of things and especially, love. People said I am running number one, but I didn't feel it. He instilled that love for myself in me, reminded me who I was, and what I was capable of. I was not even harnessing what I had and was not valuing myself enough. I am really thankful to him for that. If it wasn't for him, I would have not been what I am today. It had nothing to do with my breakup, but I think I just needed him and he Vivek came like an angel in my life.
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