Grahanam is the perfect launchpad: Nandini

DECCAN CHRONICLE | S SUBHAKEERTHANA
Published Jul 12, 2015, 6:12 am IST
Updated Jan 10, 2016, 8:38 am IST
So, what’s next? Nandini says, she’s looking forward to do something that challenges me as an actor
Telugu actress Nandini
 Telugu actress Nandini
Actress Nandini, who's making her debut in Kollywood with Grahanam, that also stars Kreshna and Chandran, is excited. Having done films in Tollywood and Sandalwood, Nandini says she wants to work more in Tamil films, “I couldn’t have asked for a better Kollywood debut. In Grahanam, I play Swetha, who aspires to make it big in cinema. She attends auditions, learns about the movie business and so on. It’s a great launchpad for me!”
 
Speaking about her co-stars, the 25-year-old says she finds Kreshna naughty and cool — “Since I don't know much Tamil, Kreshna taught me several bad words and unknowingly, I went and used them on my cameraman! He was nice enough to not scold me, but said such language wasn’t supposed to be used. 
 
Chandran, on the other hand, is professional, reserved and quite calm. He always comes to shoot with his brother. I have a few scenes where Chandran and I fight — and I was actually scared looking at his eyes! To me, he’s more of a villain than hero,” she tells DC. 
 
The actress also recalls how tough it was for her to have a lip-lock scene with Kreshna. “Half the time, I was laughing on the sets for the pranks he pulls. It was very difficult for me to kiss him! But I have an equal scope to perform with both the heroes. Audiences can watch out for my character as I portray a modern woman,” she says.  
 
Talking about the fun she had on set, she says that a lot of shooting was done at night. “It was a young team which lighten up the mood. The team knew what was required and executed the film very well,” Nandini smiles. 
 
The beauty queen, who won the Miss Andra Pradesh title in 2010, adds she also has took mime classes under Mime Gopi. “This was a small attempt to improve my acting skills and dialogues,” she says.
 
So, what’s next? Nandini says, she’s looking forward to do something that challenges me as an actor. “Now, everybody is experimenting with diverse roles and subjects. If there are fantastic offers coming my way, then I am open to doing supporting roles as well. I don’t want to limit myself,” she signs off. 
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