A house hold chore you hate the most: I hate cutting vegetables especially onions. That's torture.
Two things you consider yourself really bad at: I am very bad at confronting people because I cannot open up to anyone so easily if I have any issues with them. Also I am really bad in getting up early.
If your life was a movie, what would be the theme song? Oh My God, Lag Gayi, Kya Se Kya Hua
Name a couple of things you do when nobody is watching: I do the crazy dance to burn my calories when I eat a lot. I do that in front of the mirror when everyone is asleep.
Most embarrassing moment on the set and what did you do to hide it? There are a lot of them. I used to wear really short dresses in the show and I had to be really careful in the way I walk and sit etc. The makeup room was on the first floor and I had to be cautious while climbing the stairs.
Your favourite time of the day: Night. I am a complete night person where I am fully active after 12 watching TV or reading books etc.
What question would you like an interviewer to ask that no one has ever asked you? I would like to be asked about my true takes on all my co-stars and not put my name on it.
If you could learn a trick in magic what would you like to learn? I would like to learn how to make bad people go invisible.
Would you consider a profession other than acting? While I was growing up, I was so keen on becoming an Air Hostess. But later I discovered that I have a phobia for flying. Today probably I would have made a good make-up artist.
If you could be a famous character from the books, which would that be? I would love to play Veronica from Archie.
A word that you mostly use? 'Are you serious….'
What sound or noise do you like? I like the sound of the rains, waves and of course, the wind chimes.
What sort of movie or book obsessions did you have while growing up? I was majorly into Archie comics ,Tinkle and Enid Blyton books as a child. And later on I was into Mills n Boons.
A crazy fan interaction- Recently I was in the Lokhandwala Market where after a while I realized that there were some girls following me. When I was coming out they called me 'Naveena' for which I was taken aback as normally people used to address me Diya. I asked them how come they know my real name and then they said, they know everything about me and told me certain things that I didn't even remember. They took pictures with me and they said they have added me on Facebook. I have promised them that I would respond to it.
Reporter and Author: Saranya Valsarajan