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Dipika Samson was an airhostess working for a private airlines, till she quit her job due to health issues. She made her debut in Imagine's Devi after which she did Agle Janam Mohe Bitiya Hi Kijo on Zee. Sasural Simar Ka on Colors is her second show as a lead and she has been in the industry for just one year!
In a chat with TellyChakkar she talks about her happy-sad journey.
Do you relate to your character of Simar?
Yes, I do because she is fond of dancing and so am I. If given a chance to choose between her family and career, Simar will opt for her family. I personally feel girls should be independent. But if there is a point in my life where I have to choose between my career and family I too will go for my family. So, yes I can connect with Simar.
Your character is a lot like that of Simran from Dilwale Dulhania Le Jaayenge so have you been asked to model your character on her?
Initially I was briefed my character would be a lot like Simran, that Simar would be close to her but I wasn't asked to be Simran. I will be Simar.
In your earlier shows, you have cried a lot. Will you be weeping buckets here too?
At present, I am enjoying this role because my maayka is a lot of fun. I don't know if I will cry in my sasural.
Avika Gor is playing your little sister on screen how is the chemistry between the two of you?
It's great on screen and off screen. I feel like I have got a real sister and brother through this show.
Don't you feel it's a little unfair that in spite of you being the lead its Avika who is getting more footage?
I do not know. Maybe that what the script demands and even in Simar's life, Rolly is very important. It's because of her that Simar's life is so happening. Avika is very talented despite her age and I have no insecurity.
Do you have sisters in real life?
I have two elder sisters so I am the pampered one. In fact, having sisters in real life has helped me connect with my characters. Even while we shoot there are scenes where I know how being an older sister I should react because that's how my sisters would do it.
Avika looks a lot taller than you in the show?
Rolly is ahead of me in every aspect of life so here too she moved a little ahead (laughs).
Are you comfortable with Hindi?
I am a Catholic but we do speak in Hindi and English at home so I am very comfortable with the language. I have also studied in CBSE board as my dad was in the army and we travelled a lot till we actually settled in Pune.
What is the USP of this show?
The beauty of the show is that it's very light hearted. It's a show that everyone will be able to connect with. There are moments in this show that are part of everyone's life, something that happens in every home.
What do you have to say about your progress as an actor?
God has been every kind to me and in the past one year in the industry I have got three shows. My first show Devi did not do well but people did notice me and I got new shows. So I think I have been very lucky.
What were you doing before you got into acting?
I was working as an airhostess for three years but my health did not allow me to fly for a very long time. So that's when I decided to resign. My family motivated me to try this industry and I did because during my school days I was very much into extra-curricular activities. Luckily, it worked very well.
How was your experience as an airhostess?
I was flying with Jet. It was a good experience a lot of fun there. When you're flying you meet different kinds of people and one learns to handle them. Even if you're in stress you have to work to decrease their stress level. So it was an amazing learning experience.
So didn't you fall for any handsome pilot?
I wasn't into much of that.
So are you seeing someone?
Will tell you about it later (laughs) but getting into TV was a drastic change from smile to tears or should I say tears to smiles.
Are you looking up to Bollywood next?
At present, I am committed here and haven't thought about films yet.
What kind of role would you want to play in future?
Given a choice I would like to do any role of Madhuri Dixit's. I am a big Madhuri fan and wouldn't think twice to take up any role she has done before. Apart from this if there is anything new anything different I'd love to do it.
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