A Rajasthani who was born and brought up in Ahmedabad and completed her BE in Electronics Communication there, Kollywood was the destination for actor Parvati Nirban. What’s more, she’s even made inroads into the Kannada industry. The actor, who made her Tamil debut with Ishtam, playing an IT girl opposite Vimal, is now part of the Vikranth starrer Piravi. Speaking to CE, the young actor admits that she is indeed living her dream .
“I always wanted to be an actor,” says Parvati candidly. She was first drawn into showbiz via the modeling route, doing ads for major sari and jewellery stores in TN and Kerala. With Ishtam in her kitty, Parvati got an offer to star opposite Shrujan Lokesh in an all out comedy called Aane Pataki, which released in 2013. Now, more offers are coming her way but Parvati reveals she is taking things slow and steady.
So what’s her role in Piravi like? “I play a homely girl who is a nurse. Vikranth, Abinaya and Aravind Singh are my co-stars. It a role I enjoyed immensely because, like my character, I too am a homely girl in real life. Even though I come from a modern family, this is how I am. So I love playing homely roles.”
So does that mean a strict ‘no’ to glamour? “Not at all!” she is quick to clarify. “I don’t want to limit my scope. If a script requires glamour, as an actor, I have to do justice to it. But I draw the line at bikinis and item numbers since I won’t be comfortable.”
The actor is currently spending her free time picking up the nuances of the local language and watching a lot of TV to catch up on Tamil cinema.
“When I see myself on screen, I go on a self-criticism spree. I want to do challenging roles and Piravi has given me lots of scope to perform,” says Parvati. Piravi is directed by Vikranth’s brother Sanjeev and produced by Studio Versatile Media and is said to showcase Vikranth in a completely new light.