BENGALURU: Nishvika Naidu is a bundle of nerves. And, naturally so. The actor will be making her debut in KM Chaitanya’s directorial Amma I Love You shortly. Even though Nishvika’s started shooting for Anish Tejashwar-starrer, Vaasu - Naan Pakka Commercial, her debut will be in the Chiranjeevi Sarja-starrer, made under Dwarakish Pictures, slated to release on June 15. “It is common with every newcomer, especially when it closing in on the release date,” she tells City Express.
Nishivika has been creating a buzz even before the audience get a glimpse of her on silver screen. She’s already signed her third project, and is shooting for Guru Deshpande’s Paddehuli. “I have been on the sets of various films, but I’m anxious to see myself on screen. I can’t wait to know how people will accept me. They’ve heard my name, but have not seen my performance. I hope to live up to it to their expectations,” she says.
Knowing that Amma I Love You was inspired from Tamil flick, Pichaikkaran, what pushed the newcomer to take up this role? “When producer Yogi sir called me for the auditions, I was not aware that Amma I Love You was going to be the Kannada version of the Tamil flick. I was asked to audition for the role, and only later informed about this after I was offered the role. Though I had previously watched the film, I still went and watched it again to get an in-depth understanding into my character,” explains Nishivika, who didn’t find the character ‘complicated to essay. “A very naive and subtle character who I could relate to. Through the shoot, director Chaitanya was guiding me to pull of the role,” she says.
Amma I Love You’s central theme is the relationship one shares with his/her mother. “Since I play the love interest to Chiranjeevi, I don’t get to share much screen space with Sitara Ma’am, who plays the mother in the film,” she says, adding, “The track Amma I Love You is so soulful and every time I listen to it, I get goosebumps. Of course, the subject is very emotional and all of us tend to connect with such themes. It’s about the extent you’re ready to go to for someone you love. Often, we don’t express about love for our parents. In the film, the hero (Chiranjeevi Sarja) shows his love for his mother through his work, which I am sure the audience can connect.”
Variety is the spice of life, and Nishvika is glad that her three films have given her just that. “Apart from the role in Amma I Love You, Vaasu- Naan Pakka Commercial portrays me as a very chirpy, bubbly girl, talkative and demanding. In contrast, Paddehuli, sees me play the next-door-girl. “I’ve been given the opportunity to explore my own versatility,” she says.
Three-film-old Nishivika feels that she has to shoulder a lot of responsibility, and hopes to keep up to expectations from fans and fraternity. “In the short span that I’ve entered the industry, I have tried to give my best. I am proud that I bagged all the three films I am working in, only through auditions. I am glad that somewhere my performances are creating the right noise. I have plunged into the world of cinema, where I am taking baby steps, but I want to make a strong foundation,” says Nishvika, even as she keeps her fingers crossed about her acceptance from the audience, which will determine her next step in the film world.