Nivetha Thomas: I don't mind waiting for good roles
The actor, who is back with the dark comedy Brochevarevarura, talks about her journey so far in the industry
Nivetha Thomas, the vivacious actor, who began her career as a child artiste in 2008, has evolved into a bankable talent through her perseverance and conviction. After grabbing the attention of the audience with her performances in films like Gentleman, Ninnu Kori and 118, Nivetha is back with Brochevarevarura, a sophomore dark comedy. Directed by Vivek Athreya, the film also stars Sree Vishnu, Satyadev Kancharana and Priyadarshi Pullikonda. The 23-year-old actor who will be seen as an aspiring classical dancer in the film opens up for a chat.
Excerpts from the conversation:
How is your character in Brochevarevarura different from your previous outings?
Working in this film was like finding a goldmine. When director Vivek Athreya narrated the script of Brochevarevarura, I was instantly hooked onto my character as I felt it was meant for me. Compared to my earlier works, I look totally different in this film and I play an aspiring Bharatanatyam dancer named Mithra, who represents the modern day woman. She shares an interesting relationship with her father and also crosses path with a gang of three friends -- Sree Vishnu, Priyadarshi and Satyadev -- called R3. The story is all about their situations, their decisions, destiny and the issues faced by them in the society. Brochevarevaru is not just a film, it’s an experience and one should feel the need to watch it in theatres.
You've tried your hand at comedy and played a classical dancer for the first time. What was the most challenging part of the film?
I was trained in Bharatanatyam for two years during my childhood and I believe I still had that ease to pull off such roles. Although it's a small film, it has the most happening young actors times associated with it. So, it was working on the sets. Even after completing my portions, I used to sit and watch them perform. I understood that it is very hard to do comedy and but I believe that I have done it convincingly with the help of director Vivek. I can proudly say that he is one of the talented writers and directors we have in Telugu cinema today.
You've always played a realistic, independent and strong woman.
It's always a pleasure to be a part of good films that unleash my potential. My well-wishers suggest me to take up such roles as they help me evolve as an actor. I am not in a hurry and I can wait for good roles to come my way. I don't want to be typecast and I want to break the mould with every role of mine.
Do you miss working in mainstream commercial films?
For the record, I have played a brief role in Jr NTR’s Jai Lava Kusa and Kalyan Ram’s 118 as I felt that my characters have changed the course of these films. I am always up for quality entertainers.
What are your upcoming projects?
I’m doing a travel film titled Swasa. The pre-production is taking longer than expected and it will go on floors soon. I have also started shooting for Indraganti Mohanakrishna’s V. It’s a good story with a large ensemble cast. The shooting is in the last leg and I can confidently say it will be one of my best roles.
About your role in Rajinikanth's Darbar.
I am neither confirming nor denying my presence in that film as the makers are yet to make a formal announcement about it. One thing is for sure, I have been shooting non-stop and I’m looking forward to completing all these films soon.