Nivetha Thomas: Although my character is small in 118, it will have an impact
The actor eagerly awaits the release of the suspense thriller, starring Kalyan Ram, this Friday
Nivetha Thomas is looking forward to the release of 118 this week. The film will see her play a crucial role in the second hour and she is excited about it. "It's a suspense thriller inspired by a few real-life incidents around which a fictional story has been woven. It is intense and overwhelming. The protagonist delves deep into the mystery surrounding my character, who appears in the last 20 minutes of the film."
The Gentleman actor reveals that the lesser screen-time for her character doesn't bother her. "I would always like to take up content-based scripts and don’t worry about the length of the role as long as I have something substantial to do. Although my character is small in 118, it will have an impact. Director KV Guhan has come up with a good film that also happens to have strong characters and a fascinating storyline," explains the 23-year-old actor.
At the pre-release event of 118, actor Jr NTR was all praise of Nivetha and stated that her performance in a scene made his eyes moist. Nivetha says that she's trying her best not to get carried away by the compliments, and hopes she gets to play more such roles in the future. "It was a big compliment from NTR, who I have always looked up to as an actor and a person. I was kind of nervous and elated to hear him say good things about me. I want to continue playing experimental roles," she adds.
The Kannur girl has also dubbed for herself in the film. "I’m so grateful to Guhan sir for the opportunity. It’s the first time I’m dubbing for myself and I'm glad to have completed it in one and a half days. I want to dub for all my films in Telugu from now," she says.
The actor was off the radar in Telugu for a year, and she explains this by saying she took a break to complete her graduation. "Acting never took a backseat. I just decided to focus on my thesis for six months after Jai Lava Kusa. I have now obtained a Bachelor's degree in Architecture and from now onwards, I can focus on my acting career."
Nivetha will next be seen opposite Sree Vishnu in the crime comedy, Brochevarevarura. The actor is delighted to try her hand at comedy in the film directed by Vivek Athreya. "I play a spirited role in Brochevarevarura. It was really fun to deliver comedy dialogues," says the actor, who also has Nikhil-starrer Swasa in the pipeline. "Swasa is a travel film. I will be attending a workshop soon to understand my character in it better."