Divyaalakshmi who is seen as Sajja Bai in Bharat Ka Veer Putra - Maharana Pratap on Sony TV, has been in this industry from quite sometime now. She was a popular face in F.I.R. on SAB TV and currently along with Maharana Pratap she is also seen as Bulbul as Hum Ne Li Hai...Shapath on Life OK.
TellyBuzz decided to get in touch with the beautiful actress to know more about her and her character in the show.
How did your journey in this industry begin?
Well the journey in the industry hasn't been easy at all. I have struggled a lot to get into acting. Since childhood I used to do stage shows as a dancer. At the back of my mind I knew I wanted to become an actor at any cost.
Tell us more about yourself?
I have done my Masters in Economics as well as MBA from Dehradhun, and only after completing my degree I came to Mumbai. I worked in Mumbai and took up television. I did FIR on SAB TV. I did take one of the biggest risk in my career by getting into television and I also went against my father's wishes he never wanted me to get into the entertainment industry but as we say one shouldn't leave our passion and love. I followed my heart and decided to continue with my passion.
Did you struggle in the industry?
Yes, I have struggled for almost two years. However, there was a time phase in my life when I have struggled a lot to achieve my goals. During my struggling days I used to teach under privileged children as well as I was an active member and follower of the Art of Living. All that gave me hope motivation and all more belief in me. I used to conduct stress management classes as well. After which I got a meaty role in FIR, and later a serious role in Hum Ne Li Hai Shapath on Life OK and now, I can say I am very much content in my life.
Tell us in brief about your role in Maharana Pratap?
It's a very composed role with different traits and shades. I was always interested in historical shows and since childhood I liked reading and learning about history. I am glad to do a role like this... the costumes, the makeup, the jewellery everything is just perfect. I won't deny that the costume is heavy and we have to wear it for hours together but wearing that costume makes me feel like a queen. It's not just the costume, the entire look and the set is quite soothing. Everyone on the sets is quite warm and friendly although they are very senior actors but despite being senior they are very helpful and humble. Coming to the dialogue delivery, I must say, I did feel the heat initially delivering dialogues but now it's become quite easy for me.
How is it working with the young actor, Faisal Khan?
Faisal Khan is a wonder kid by all means... very nice, cute, matured and understanding. I wish I get a kid like Faisal! He is simply perfect and I am sure he will be a super star some day.
Is Maharana Pratap only about war or it has some other elements?
The show is not only about war, it's also about, love, commitment, trust and relationships. I would say my character Sajja Bai is very different. She is colorful and vibrant. Sajja Bai is shown to be a comic who is insecure, yet loving as well, but one thing is for sure that she will never ever turn negative. I am enjoying every second of the show. The show talks about relationship with each and every individual, whether it is mother-son, a husband and wife chemistry, the emotions a mother has for her kids. The jealousy that she develops over a period of time.
You are doing two shows how do you balance out both?
We get our days off and I juggle between the shoots. It's not difficult at all.
What are your future plans?
I have lots to do before I sleep, and I would love to get into dance shows, anchoring as well as do movies. Like every actor I too dream of movies, but as of now I am here to stay with Maharana Pratap.
Lastly, any message to fans?
I would like to thank all my fans for loving and supporting me till date. I assure you I will entertain you guys forever.
Here's wishing Divyaalaksmi all the success and happiness in her career.