Actor Vivek Dahiya, who is tying the knot with TV star Divyanka Tripathi next month, says he is lucky to have the actress in his life. While Vivek is relatively new to the industry, Tripathi has become one of the top actresses on television, thanks to the popularity of “Ye Hai Mohabbatein”.
“We do discuss work... She has a positive attitude towards life. She will never discourage you. If she doesn’t like anything, she will never say that on your face. She will put it in some other way. She never disrespects anyone. I value her advices and feel lucky to have her in my life,” Vivek told PTI.
The actor, 31, met Tripathi on the sets of the show. He had no plans of getting married anytime soon but says when his co-star suggested about Divyanka, he could not say no.
“I have just started my career and marriage was a far-fetched idea for me. Pankaj Bhatia, who plays Bala on ‘Yeh Hai Mohabatein’, first approached me with the idea.
“Initially, I thought he had lost his senses but I realized our goals in life were similar. It’s an arranged-cum-love marriage.”
Vivek is also moving forward in his career as he plays the lead in Ekta Kapoor’s supernatural series “Kawach...Kaali Shaktiyon se” which airs on Colors.
“There was always a thought in my mind that I should secure a lead show before my marriage. This thought was always in my mind but I didn’t go out of my way to do it. We both are very happy with my achievement,” he said.
The actor says playing a lead role is a huge responsibility. “I am not nervous. I feel it’s more like a responsibility on my shoulders now. Ekta has shown a lot of confidence in me as she thinks I can pull this off. I just have to give my best shot. The moment I feel nervous, I try to turn the feeling as a source of motivation.”
Vivek will be seen opposite “Jassi Jaisi Koi Nahin” star Mona Singh, who is playing his wife, on the finite series while former “Bigg Boss” contestant Maheck Chahal is in the role an obsessed lover, who comes from the dead.
“I thought Mona would have the tantrums, which are generally attached to a star. But those are really my inhibitions and nothing else. On the very first day of shooting, I was told that we will be shooting a romantic scene. I was nervous and at the same time it was an awkward moment. But she made me comfortable with her jokes...”