Nithya Menen Quotes.
I don’t see gender when I look at the world.
I don’t like this concept of second role, small role. It is a story, at the end of the day. If I am suitable for a character, I am glad to reflect that through my choice of films.
Acting is emotionally draining, so I make it a point to not do anything when I am home.
I am not very fond of spotlight or even, for that matter, money. I appreciate the small things that give me joy. The most precious forms of happiness often come from things that money cannot buy.
I’ve no apprehensions and inhibitions as an actor.
Being an actress does not mean that each thing that happens in my life has to be news or meant to be shared with others. Acting is a profession, and once I leave the sets, I want to be left alone.
I am not a trained singer, but I love to sing.
I’m serious, in general, and I guess I cling onto the little freedom I have offscreen. Having said that, I am funny and, at the same time, detached from a lot of things in life.
I don’t belong to any social network, and I don’t even message much. In fact, most of the time, I don’t even use my mobile phone.
I love being part of this industry, but at the end of the day, it is a job, and I like to have a life beyond films.
I’m not really interested in doing a Bollywood film.
Films were always there at the back of my mind. I would try to move away, but films kept coming to me. I would do movies for friends. I guess some things are meant to be!
I don’t think I need to do a big-ticket film to be considered a big actress.
I was honoured to work with Amol Gupte. He is a brilliant person.
I draw inspiration from everything I’ve seen and been through. My life has been my biggest teacher.
I’ll never forget the dance number that I shot with Anushka. The choreography involved a lot of intricate dance moves. I’m at least 7 inches shorter than Anushka, so I had to wear the highest heels I’ve ever worn in my life; throughout the song, I even injured my knee a couple of times.
I try to choose characters that are very different; I think I have succeeded in that. A big role or a small one does not bother me at all. What matters is that I should have a rapport with the director.
I’ve never wanted to be an actress. I came into the industry to be a filmmaker, but let us say fate had other plans for me. I don’t want to be the next glamour queen.
After I finished my degree in Mass Communication in Manipal, I enrolled for a cinematography course in Pune Film Institute. That is when Nandini Reddy, the director of ‘Ala Modalaindi,’ convinced me to act.
At one point, I wanted to be a wildlife photographer. I also love to travel, so maybe I’d do travel writing.
Acting was not on my agenda. It just happened by chance. I always wanted to be involved in wildlife protection or maybe surrounded by kids. I love animals and children.
My part as an actor ends on the last working day. I think the success or failure only really matters to the producer or whoever it matters to. For me, when I finish the film, I’m done, and if I’m happy, that’s that.
I don’t like the idea of being connected to the world all the time. One should have space and time for oneself.
Initially, I was a bit hesitant to do the role in ‘MTP,’ as it was a very serious and aching subject.
As an actor, it’s really exciting and challenging to play a character which is much older than your actual age.
I don’t enjoy public attention. I don’t like being recognised, being clicked, or being written about. But then it is destiny. I am just going with the flow.
When I first heard the ‘Urumi’ script, I was surprised, shocked, and excited. It was a strong script with a reference to the past. It had fact mixed with fiction. To incorporate facts into a film and introduce fictional characters was interesting. I loved the script.
All of us just go to college and waste our time and to pass our exams. So just learning journalism does not mean I’m good at it or any of the journalists are, either. There is no difference; it’s just class, and it’s just college.
I don’t prepare for any role. I go on the sets and do it.
I was eight years old when I was offered a film. And before I knew it, I was acting in Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, and Telugu movies.
I am not an actress who only wants to do lead roles.
I think acting is my destiny. I did my first film when I was just eight. However, I never took that role seriously.
It doesn’t feel great to be compared to Genelia or anyone. I don’t want to be compared, and I would like to think I am different.
Journalism is not what it used to be. I thought it was an important job, but it is not. I’m idealistic, and it pretty much upsets me that negativity sells and that even if I wanted to tell the truth, I wouldn’t be able to if my boss does not okay it.
I studied journalism and was idealistic as a student. In course of time, I learnt that there’s a lot of politics, and it’s not easy to put forth your point of view as an investigative journalist.
Soundarya was always respected, and she is looked at in a certain way that I always would like to be looked upon as an actress.
I am not bothered about if my role in a film is small or big. Because if the character I am offered is sensible, I would do it even if it is small.
I wanted to do journalism, as I was an idealist. Then, in my second year of journalism, I realized that in real life, things don’t work the way you expect them to. I realized that I could express my ideas better through films.
Working with a good artiste is always a pleasure. If you get a reaction from your co-star, then you get the space to perform well.
If you worry too much, it shows in your acting, and it ceases to be effortless.
I’ve been blissfully ignorant about the result of my films and don’t get swayed by success or failure.
Your heart and your instincts are far more reliable than your brain. When you follow your heart, you can be sure you won’t regret it later. Even if you calculate your every move, it’s not like life ever goes according to plan.
As an actress, I should be able to do all types of roles.
Having a good actor as co-star is always a pleasure, as it gives you space to perform. It’s nice to work with nice actors.
When they say ‘action,’ I am into it completely and forget everything around. When they say ‘cut,’ I am back to myself.
People in Andhra Pradesh treat me like a girl next door after ‘Ala Modalaindi.’ I feel at home here.
I think they call every actress ‘bubbly’ most of the time!
Even though my family was accepting of an unusual career, cinema, my journey in it has still been a tough one.
I’m not insecure. Give me a good role, and I’ll perform even for a multi-starrer with half a dozen other heroines!
My cinema is of a different kind: give me a good meaty role instead of two or three songs and running around in foreign locations wearing itsy-bitsy costumes. I’m clear and focussed about my priorities.
I studied journalism, though I never really became a scribe.
It’s not in every film that you connect to the role.