Telugu Bigg Boss 4 contestant Divi Vadthya’s new passion is horse-riding. It was during a photoshoot last year, while she was posing for the camera along with a horse, that she was captivated. “Initially I was nervous about touching the horse, but later, after the photoshoot, I realised that if you love a horse, it will love you back. Since then, I have wanted to ride a horse,” Divi explains.
Recently, when she got a break from films, she decided to pursue this sport. “Horse riding is my way of staying fit,” says the actress. Whenever I learn new things in life it makes me feel good,” she says, adding that she wants to do a film which involves horse-riding.
“I love historical films and used to watch them with my parents; it gives me a different kind of high. In fact, after seeing Kangana Ranaut ride a horse in Manikarnika, my interest grew manifold,’ she says.
The actress admits that riding a horse is challenging, but says “We need to be brave to tame the horse and get it to listen to us.” “I am learning the basics of horse riding — like the sitting position on the saddle, the correct postures, and how to continuously ride,” says Divi. She also enjoys feeding the horses. “I didn’t know what horses ate, initially, but learnt they like carrot and jaggery,” she says.