who came under a lot of flak for not taking part in the finale
of NDTV Imagine’s Say Shaava Shaava is not at all apologetic for her
action! "I was needed more at my Dulhann set that day, than at the
reality dance competition. Moreover, the NDTV Imagine show was not
affected by my absence, right?” says Divyanka with a wrinkle on her
She goes on to say that there was no contractual
obligation for her to be present for the finale. “The agreement was
binding me to the show only till my elimination. Actually, I suffered
financially by not turning up at the finale, for I was being paid per
day. But I happily endured that loss as Dulhann has given me
everything", says the actress.
But didn’t all other contestants
turn up for the Finale? "That’s okay, for none of them are working 30
days a month! I have put in too much of hard work in the past few
weeks. I would first go to Shaava Shaava, then to Dulhann, and finally
at night would do riyaz with my Guruji as well”, opines Divyanka.
girl who won the best debut actress award at Ekta’s Global TV Honors
event was hurt at the manner in which judge Simi Garewal
Naryani Shastri at her expense. "A lot was said against me; hence I
wept on the elimination day", confesses the actress.
she has no regret of taking part in the show. "I have learnt a new
trade, what more can I ask for? My growth as a singer was also
appreciated by one and all", she ended.
Author: Anil Merani