Divyanka Tripathi plays a Tamilian

Sunday, 17 November 2013 - 11:58am IST | Agency: DNA
To get the diction right, the actress spent time with unit members hailing from the South.

Divyanka Tripathi who is making a comeback to fiction with Ye Hai Mohabbatein is excited to play a Tambram (Tamilian Brahmin). She especially loves to announce her name Ishita Vishwanathan Iyer with that typical South Indian accent. “However, apart from a smattering of some Tamil words, like amma, appa, podam, etc, I am not allowed to go full-on and speak with an accent because though Ishita is a Tamilian she is born and brought up in Delhi. I would have loved to speak with an accent like Deepika Padukone in Chennai Express,” says Divyanka.

The serial based on the novel Custody has Diyanka playing a dentist who loves children — she has a tragic past and it involves a child called Ruhi. “I cannot reveal more about it now,” says the actress who was itching to get back to a daily soap, deliver long dialogue and try to cry without glycerine. “I love intense dramas and this role has me in a serious, mature role,” says Divyanka best remembered for her role as Vidya in Banoo Mein Tumhari Dulhan. After her successful debut, she went on to do comedy shows like Mrs And Mr Sharma Allahabadwale, Chintu Chinki Aur Ek Badi Love Story and Comedy Circus. “They were like a breath of fresh air and after doing comedy, which is all about timing I think I have become a better actress,” smiles the actress. Ye Hai Mohabbatein is set to be aired on a late night slot on Star Plus from December.


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