After sharing some screen space with Ravichandran in 'Narasimha', actress Nikesha Patel is back with two films 'Dakota Picture' and 'Varadhayanayaka'. With 'Dakota' being a complete comedy flick, Nikesha however says that she does not have any comedy act in the film. “There is no comedy in my character though people have enjoyed my performance in a comedic role in the past. Varadhanyaka doesn’t see me as just a ‘decoration piece’ as my character has meat in it,’ said Nikesha
Born and raised in UK the actress’s reputation is slowly gaining momentum not only in Sandalwood but in four film industries. “Apart from these two films in Kannada, I have 'Om', a Telugu film opposite Kalyan Ram, which will be made in 3D. I have also started shooting for a Tamil film, 'Thailavan' with Jayalalitha’s nephew Bala. Aside from this, I have also signed a film opposite Mammootty, which I will start shooting for sometime soon."
It was an ambition for Nikesha to work in all the four industries. “To be called a South Indian actress, you have to make a foothold in every language. I don’t like to stick to one particular industry. I have learnt a little bit of Kannada and Telugu. I am in the process of learning Tamil and Malayalam. In order to shape up my career, I have to learn as many languages as possible,” said Nikesha.
Speaking about working with different directors, the actress said that she usually gets selected for her versatility. I don’t get stressed out or worried to play any particular role. The directors are usually happy with my acting skills,” she explained.
Having so much in her platter, Nikesha still regrets for letting go some of the biggest offers opposite Simbu, Dhanush and Venkatesh. “Probably one regret I still have today is that I missed an opportunity to work with Shivarajkumar in Jogayya as it was his 100th film. But I have not lost hope at all and won’t miss out the next time,” she added.
Now that she has got a taste of working in almost all South Indian industries, Nikesha does not consider Sandalwood as a small industry but she says that it is peaceful on the sets. “The work goes on smoothly with less people on the sets. It becomes easier for us to concentrate on our work,” she concludes.