KOZHIKODE: One more pretty lass from Kerala is all set to conquer the Tamil film industry. Mahima Nambiar, who hails from Kasargod, has set her aims high. At one look you might not remember her. Those who have watched the Dileep starrer ‘Karyasthan’ will remember her as the demure little girl who donned the role of Dileep’s sister in the film. Though the role did not give her a mileage in the Malayalam film industry, the pretty girl with a voice fit to be a playback singer has already completed two Tamil films in a row.
The cherubic Mahima is currently pursuing BA in English, and is absolutely excited about the success of ‘Ennamo Nadakkuthu’ in Chennai. Mahima was all smiles when she was asked if she always wanted to be an actress, and without a thought to spare she says, “I have always wished to be an actress. I was so particular about that dream of mine that I even stayed away from doing anything that might get me any kind of physical marks or cuts on my body.”
Mahima’s latest movie ‘Ennamo Nadakkuthu,’ which stars Vijay Vasanth in the lead is about an innocent roamer who commits an assignment to help his lover, only to realise the dark side of it later on. Once he has committed, there is no way out and this puts both of them in trouble.
About her stint with the Malayalam film industry, she says, “I don’t think anyone will remember me in that movie. In fact, even I don’t,” giggles Mahima. “I was in standard X then and my role did not have too many dialogues either. But that experience was amazing. It was my first time in front of a camera. I was not exactly tensed, but it was great to meet so many actors on the set. The movie had a huge cast,” says Mahima.
“I would love to do quality films in Malayalam, which have not come my way yet. But when they do, I will definitely grab the opportunity. For now, I am making a mark in the Tamil film industry,” says Mahima with a smile.
Mahima started off in the role of a petite village girl in the movie ‘Sattai.’ “My role in ‘Sattai’ was that of a school girl named Arivazhagi. The movie was done by the team who did ‘Maina.’ Those who watched the movie saw me as a young schoolgirl.” The movie was well-received by the crowd and there was no looking back for Mahima since then.
When asked if she misses being in college, Mahima says, “I am pursuing my BA privately. But I am really not missing college life because my interest and passion have always been acting in movies. I love being on the movie set.”
Her latest movie ‘Ennamo Nadakkuthu’ has successfully completed six weeks in Chennai, and Mahima is basking in its success.
“I have been getting plenty of calls. They have only seen me as a school girl, but this time they saw me in an entirely new look. Artist Sharanya, director Samudrakani and Premji called me and praised me for my work. But now I am waiting for its release in Kerala. I have decided to commit to other works only after the release here,” she says. Mahima has three movies in her kitty, waiting for release this year, namely ‘Mosakutty,’ ‘Puravi 150 cc’ and ‘Ahathini.’