The diva of south Indian cinema Nayanthara has spoke up about facing a casting situation happened during the initial days of her career.
Nayanthara has emerged as one of the top actresses in the country. She has starred in over 75 films till now of her career. The actress was being asked for ‘favours’ in exchange for roles in films.
Nayanthara opened up on how the movie industry wasn’t a nice place for a 18-19 year old girl. The actor revealed how she was once asked for ‘favours’ if she wanted to bag a pivotal role in the film. To this, Nayanthara said that she refused it ‘boldly’ and knew she would be able to make a mark for herself on the merit of her own talent.
Nayanthara is a recognizable name in Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam industries. The actress will be foraying into the Pan-India world of films with Shah Rukh Khan’s upcoming film, Jawan. Helmed by Atlee, the film also stars Vijay Sethupathi.
Nayanthara added saying to PTI that the times are changing in the film industry. “This change (in industry dynamics) has given confidence to everyone. It has motivated us to take bold decisions of releasing our films in other languages, where people are not so aware of the star or the director,”.
“There is a right time for everything. It is just that I didn’t get the opportunity to do a full-fledged Hindi film or a proper dubbed Hindi film. Also, the situations were quite different earlier. Today, it has changed and we have to move according to the situation,” the actor added, speaking about the Pan-India market.
She further added, “I would try to do different films… We don’t know what works, it depends on what is being offered to you and I will make the best out of it. That is my responsibility.”
Nayanthara will be next seen in Jawan, slated to be released in theaters by June 2023.