The speculation around television actors Vivek Dahiya and Divyanka Tripathi Dahiya expecting their first child has been going on for a few weeks now. However, Vivek says that the rumours are untrue and that they are focussing on their respective careers now.
“These are just rumours. We’re not planning a family already. There are a lot of milestones that need to be achieved. We just want to be ready, I don’t think we’re ready right now,” says Vivek, who met Divyanka on the sets of a television show. They’ve been married for about two years.
Vivek, who has been seen in shows such as Kavach and Nach Baliye 8, says that growing as professionals is their priority. “The news came out that Divyanka was part of the Forbes list (2017 Forbes India Celebrity 100) and we were really happy about it. We aim to go higher. So, there’s a lot of motivation to keep pushing ourselves forward and achieve more. There’s a lot on our plate. I have things planned for myself career-wise,” he adds.
With so many rumours around their personal life, celebrities tend to get annoyed. However, Vivek is of a different opinion. He says, “I take it very positively. I think all these people who’re concerned about us have become one big family. You know how there are people in your family… your dadis and your aunts… speculating about when shall we have a baby? [Fans] are almost as close to us as our family. They’ve been part of our journey from the start and they know exactly, step by step, how we came together. They all do it in good faith and with lots of love.”
On days when everything feels grey, Vivek turns to his fans. “Some of [the fans] are really helpful. On a bad, discouraging day, they’d really motivate you. I’d read their posts and get so pumped up. It’s a great feeling,” says the actor.