Divyanka Tripathi and Nakuul Mehta were the first choices to step into Ram Kapoor and Sakshi Tanwar's shoes in Bade Achhe Lagte Hain 2. However, the actress politely turned it down after giving the look test. A source close to the development had said that Divyanka didn't sign Bade Achhe Lagte Hain 2 due to the unusual pairing. Now, talking to a leading daily, Divyanka said she felt her pairing with Nakuul would look 'slightly off'. The actress shared that when the show was offered to her, she was surprised. Divyanka added that she couldn't relate to the character.
"As far as the report of me looking older than him onscreen is considered in fact I totally agree with it. Because when I was offered the show and I was proposed this idea, I was surprised after hearing about the pairing and my family also reacted the same way. They felt that we would look slightly off. But when I spoke to the show’s team over the phone, I agreed to do the look test. I felt like let’s give the look test and see how our pair actually looks on screen. As an actor I always like to first do a scene or do a look test, that’s how I get convinced to do a particular project. I like to know if I am capable of doing it, I don’t even need to see it onscreen, I like to just feel the process. After doing the character I was still not able to relate to it and I feel that’s a very personal choice. If I am not able to relate to it, that doesn’t mean someone else will also won’t. Someone else can relate to it and might do her 200 percent justice to the show," Divyanka told.
The actress is confident that Bade Achhe Lagte Hain 2 will be a big hit. "And I am sure the season 2 would be another big hit from Balaji. In fact, they should be happy that an actor is not feeling passionate and he/she is telling them in advance, that would be great for the show. So, I had this feeling that Nakuul and I won’t match or look good onscreen together. I am fine with that thought. I feel someone else who comes on board to play the female lead will do justice to the show and I had conveyed my thought across. I’ve done this personally," Divyanka shared.
Divyanka is currently seen in Khatron Ke Khiladi 11.
(Source: Times Of India)