After jumping off a cliff in a sari, Divyanka Tripathi had to dive in water for a scene in “Yeh Hai Mohabbatein”. The actress says she has mastered the art of draping the six-yard wonder, thanks to the TV show.
In an upcoming sequence on the Star Plus show, Divyanka will be seen trying to save Shagun (played by Anita Hassanandani Reddy) from drowning. Last week, the actress, who plays role of Ishita in the show, was seen jumping off a cliff for a scene.
Being an adrenaline junkie, she enjoys doing all the action-packed scenes.
“I have done some action sequences in saris that now I know how to manage both and carry on. Jumping off the cliff or diving under water both have been a phenomenal experience for me. Thanks to this role and style of Ishita, I'm comfortable wearing saris and won't mind wearing them every day," Divyanka said in a statement.
Bollywood's cinematographer Mahesh Limaye, who has done films like “Dabangg”, has directed the sequence, which is shot in a real location, to get the right vibe.
The entire under-water sequence was shot with the help of professional scuba divers and the jumping part was shot in Vasai, Mumbai.
Limaye is in awe with the standard of Indian small screen and lauds the spirit of both the female protagonists of the show.
“Shooting experience was fantastic. I never thought television too will take high-end drama and action sequences seriously and will be willing to spend that kind of money and quality on this. And shooting with Divyanka and Anita, I was amazed at their sportsmanship as both of them are non-swimmers,” Limaye said.
Divyanka is also glad for bringing a change in the perception of the traditional daughter-in-law of the small screen. She says that it was the whole motive behind “Yeh Hai Mohabbatein”.
“The whole motive and message of the show is that a woman can do everything and anything to save her family. And talking about these action sequences, I swear I'm loving each one of the them," she said.