Actor Dia Mirza recently announced her separation with Sahil Sangha and now, in an interview with a news daily, she opened up on the same. Dia objected to the separation becoming her identity and called out the media for writing about the ‘separation’ everytime there’s something being published about her movies or work. The actor is gearing up for her upcoming film Thappad with Taapsee Pannu and Pavail Gulati. The film talks about a woman’s right to step out of an abusive marriage.

Talking about her separation in interaction with Mumbai Mirror, Dia said she wants people to move on because every separation is painful and she wants to build her own mechanism to deal with the same. The actor added that she knows she’s privileged being a celebrity but that privilege doesn’t ‘disallow’ her the pain. She said she saw her parents separating when she was just four-years-old and she dealt with it. Dia was quoted saying, “I derived strength from my parents’ separation 34 years ago. I told myself that if I could handle it at four-and-a-half, there’s no reason why, at 37, I wouldn’t be able to.”

Dia went on to say that both men and women often do things that they don’t want to because there’s ‘hesitation’ in taking the decisions that they actually feel strongly for. “You have to find the courage to believe that this too shall pass,” she said.

Dia announced separation in August 2019 with an Instagram post in which she wrote how they both are ‘forever grateful for the bond they got to share’ and have mutually decided to lead their lives separately. The duo decided to get married after being together for around 11 years. They got married in October 2014 at a grand wedding in Delhi.