Popular Hindi television actress Divyanka Tripathi has opened up on facing negative comments, including 'indecent proposals' from a few men in the entertainment industry. She said that she never gave in to the harsh statements or the wrong pursuits and turned everything down 'while being kind'. Divyanka further went on to state that there were a few men who would take attempts to ruin the woman's image if their egos took a beating, while adding that she too had faced such character assassination during the initial stages of her career.

Speaking to ETimes TV, Divyanka said that she did face some bad experiences, but also added that not all men in the industry tried to misbehave with her. "There definitely are some men who just can't take 'no' for an answer. They make indecent proposals and make inappropriate remarks. And would you believe that they still want to be respected? If you retaliate or don't respect them, they make sure that they spoil your name," she said. Divyanka added, "They take it to their ego. Character assassination karne ki koshish karte hain (They engage in character assassination). I have faced it. But I was new then and like today, even then I was sure of myself; I never succumb to such pressures. Few try to get overpowering but I don't let them. While being kind, I can still put across my point and say 'No means No'. I know how to hold my ground." 

Divyanka became a household name across North India after her stint on the popular Hindi serial Banoo Main Teri Dulhann, in which she was seen alongside her former boyfriend, Sharad Malhotra. She also played notable roles in shows like Mrs & Mr Sharma Allahabadwale and Yeh Hai Mohabbatein, while also participating in the dance reality show, Nach Baliye 8, with husband Vivek Dahiya, to emerge as the title winner. She was last seen as the host of Crime Patrol Satark.