Nishvika Naidu gets film release jitters
Although the actor has bagged three films, her screen debut will be in KM Chaitanya’s directorial Amma I Love You releasing next week
Nishvika Naidu is a bundle of nerves. And, naturally so. The actor will be making her debut in KM Chaitanya’s Amma I Love You shortly. Even though Nishvika’s started shooting for Anish Tejashwar-starrer, Vaasu - Naan Pakka Commercial, her debut will be in the Chiranjeevi Sarja-starrer, made under Dwarakish Pictures, slated to release on June 15.
The actor has been creating a buzz even before the audience gets a glimpse of her on screen. She has already signed her third project, and is shooting for Guru Deshpande’s Paddehuli. “I have been on the sets of various films, but I’m anxious to see myself on the silver screen. I can’t wait to know if people will accept me. They’ve heard my name, but have not seen my performance. I hope to live up to it to their expectations,” she says.
Amma I Love You is a remake of the Tamil film, Pichaikkaran. What pushed the newcomer to take up this role? “When producer Yogi sir called me for the auditions, I was not aware that Amma I Love You was going to be the Kannada version of the Tamil film. I was asked to audition for the role, and was only later informed about this after I was offered the role. Though I had previously watched the film, I still went and watched it again to get an in-depth understanding into my character,” explains Nishivika, who didn’t find the character complicated to essay. “A very naive and subtle character who I could relate to. Through the shoot, director Chaitanya guided me and helped me pull off the role,” she says.
The film’s central theme is the relationship one shares with their mother. “Since I play Chiranjeevi's love interest, I don’t get to share much screen space with Sitara ma’am, who plays the mother in the film,” she says, adding, “The track Amma I Love You is so soulful and every time I listen to it, I get goosebumps. Of course, the subject is very emotional and all of us tend to connect with such themes. It’s about the extent you’re ready to go to for someone you love. Often, we don’t express about love for our parents. In the film, the hero (Chiranjeevi Sarja) shows his love for his mother through his work, which I am sure the audience can connect to.”
Variety is the spice of life, and Nishvika is glad that her three films have given her just that. “Vaasu- Naan Pakka Commercial portrays me as a very chirpy, bubbly girl, talkative and demanding. In contrast, Paddehuli, sees me play the next-door-girl. I’ve been given the opportunity to explore my own versatility,” she says.
The three-film-old actor feels that she has to shoulder a lot of responsibility, and hopes to fulfil the expectations of fans and fraternity. “I have tried to give my best. I am proud that I bagged all the three films I am working on, only through auditions. I am glad that somewhere my performances are creating the right noise. I have plunged into the world of cinema, where I am taking baby steps, but I want to make a strong foundation,” says Nishvika, even as she keeps her fingers crossed about her acceptance from the audience, which will determine her next step in the film world.