It's a break for Deepika Singh!

By HT

New Delhi, Jan. 8 -- Actor Deepika Singh is in a happy space. The actor, who was playing the lead protagonist in TV show Diya Aur Baati Hum, has finally taken a break from small screen after the show went off air in September 2016, after five long years.

As the actor is enjoying some me-time now, she says this was always her game plan.

"I was tired of doing 14 to 15 hours shift every day. So when my show ended, I thought it's the best time to take a break. Now, I have the opportunity to live a lavish life and work on my own conditions. This is what I always wanted to do."

Deepika, who is now busy working on a web series titled Real Soulmates, confesses that she never thought she'd work so much as an actor.

"I had joined this (acting) industry thinking that you don't have to work much and it would be just be shooting for 15-20 days and then the rest of the days, one can enjoy at home, take care of dad's business, travel, watch movies, chill and live. (Also), I became an actor right after MBA because I wanted to show my friends that I act on TV. But nothing of that sort happened. I'm not complaining. I didn't realise how these five years passed."

About what pushed her to act in a web series after playing a lead role in a popular TV soap, Deepika says, it was all for her fans who wanted to see more of her once the show got over.

"I was getting lot of messages but I really needed a break for a few days. I didn't want to take another show in a rush and then realise that it's causing stress and fatigue. So, that's why I took this initiative to please my fans."