I Am Looking Forward To Shooting For Jayalalithaa’s Biopic: Nithya Menen Cinema News
“In the past also, I was offered plenty of Hindi films. I just wanted to be as choosy with Hindi as I was with films in other languages that I have done. I wanted it (debut Hindi film) to be a really nice film. I found this a nice character. I don’t think we have done a film like this... you know, a space film,” said Nithya, who made her debut as a lead actress with Kannada film 7 O’Clock over a decade ago.
The upcoming film, for which she will begin shooting from November-end in Mumbai and Bengaluru, will also star Taapsee, Sonakshi and Vidya Balan. “I don’t think ‘Is it just me? Am I the central character?’ I always look at the bigger picture. I don’t look at it as something that’s only for me. I look at it from the movie’s perspective — is it a good film? Would I want to watch the film?” Vidya and Nithya will also be seen together in a biopic on the legendary actor-politician NT Rama Rao.
“I met her (Vidya) at the shoot of NTR’s biopic. We have one scene together. She said she had watched my films OK Kanmani and Bangalore Days,” said Nithya. Nithya will star in another biopic, playing late politician Jayalalithaa in The Iron Lady. “The film on Jayalalithaa is very heavy. I was very impressed when the film’s director Priyadarshini came with the film to me. She was so focussed. I told her that if we are doing a biopic, we should ensure complete justice to the character. I am really looking forward to doing that film. That will be interesting to explore as an artiste,” she said.