I am doing Electra for creative satisfaction: Nayantara

Nayantara, the girl-next-door who has morphed into a sylph to rewrite the grammar of glamour in Kollywood is back to her origins – Malayalam films. After a stint in modeling, acting just happened. After acting with top stars in Malayalam, she came to Kollywood with Ayya. Soon followed the milestone film Chandramukhi. And the rest was history!

Nayan, as she is fondly called, is all excited about her Malayalam film Electra, directed by award-winning filmmaker Shyamprasad. After essaying numerous glam-centric roles, she is all set to explore her maiden offbeat movie. “I am doing this film purely for creative satisfaction, as it offers me an opportunity to showcase my histrionics skills. I am excited that I am going to explore a new genre. In most star-centric movies (both Tamil and Telugu), actresses are confined to dancing around trees. I think there’s a need to add something more substantial to our roles rather than making us mere glam props in big-ticket films, or else actresses like us will be deprived of the opportunity to showcase our versatility. Invariably, we have to fall back on either author-backed roles or significant roles in small budget films,” she said to a leading English daily.

There are also reports that the actress has rejected plum offers in Tollywood recently. “No way! Telugu audiences have always given me a warm response, but I couldn’t accept the films I was offered for one reason or the other. Also, I had to allotted more dates for a Kannada film,” she clarified.

And what about B-town? “I am well-established and respected in southern cinema. I don’t feel the necessity to move to Bollywood. Maybe I would have considered doing it if I had got an offer during my initial years. But now, after attaining stardom here, I don’t want to be treated as a newcomer in Bollywood,” she concluded.


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