Nithya Menen is presently busy with the promotions of her upcoming Bollywood debut movie Mission Mangal. The multilingual actress forayed into the film industry more than a decade ago with the Malayalam movie Akasha Gopuram. Ever since, she has appeared in a plethora of Kannada, Telugu and Tamil movies as well and now she is ready to feature in a big-ticket Hindi movie like Mission Mangal.
The 31-year-old actress has 3 Best Actress Filmfare Awards under her belt, which stand as testimony to her acting prowess, which we can’t wait to witness this Independence Day, which is when her upcoming movie in question is set to release.
Also starring Akshay Kumar, Vidya Balan, Taapsee Pannu, Sonakshi Sinha, Kirti Kulhari and Sharman Joshi, Mission Mangal is based on the story of the underdogs at Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) who made India’s Mars Orbiter Mission aka Operation Mangalyaan a success. In a recent candid interaction, Nithya talked about comparisons between Bollywood and South film industries, movie remakes, working on the movie with the established Bollywood actors, among a lot of other things.
Talking about the comparisons, she reportedly admitted that the Hindi film industry is a ‘lot more professional and friendlier.’ She further opened up about the ‘camaraderie’ while working on the Jagan Shakti directorial. “We’d all lunch together, and not once did I feel like a newcomer here. Whether it was Akshay sir or Vidya ma’am, Sonakshi or Taapsee, they were all very nice. Going to work was a lot of fun,” she was quoted as saying.
She further admitted that there was a bit of good-spirited teasing and ragging as well. She also revealed, during the same interaction, that she has quite a few South films lined up and that she is currently not looking to sign on any new Hindi film offers.