Just six Nisha Kotari
Some serious business
CINEMASCOPE Nisha Kotari with Mohit Ahlawat in `Shiva 2006.'
Southern stint: It's a little known fact that Nisha Kotari made her debut in the Tamil film Jay Jay, opposite Madhavan, before moving to Hindi cinema. "That was a cute, girl-next-door kind of role. The role had prominence and I got noticed. More offers followed but meanwhile, I was chosen for James. I moved back to Mumbai," says Nisha. Now, Nisha is part of Shiva 2006, which will also release in Telugu. "I've been approached for another Telugu project. I'm trying to see if I can work out the dates," she informs.
A crime reporter: "Shiva is the first film that has tested my acting abilities. It has a whole new story and I get to be a crime reporter. To understand the character, I didn't have to do much. Since I had a fabulous director, I merely followed instructions. Nevertheless, I watched news channels and observed the body language and diction of crime reporters," says Nisha.
Looking serious: A little bit of homework went into looking the part of a crime reporter. "I changed my hair style and sported glasses to look serious and dignified. I can't look as glamorous as I did in James, can I?" she laughs. "It's fun to change your looks in accordance with the film. I'll experiment a bit with every film of mine."
Ramu's muse? "I don't react to such talks. Maybe because I worked in Sarkar, James and now Shiva, such talks emerge. For the record, I also worked in Mahesh Bhatt's production, Killer. I'm doing one more film for Varma Corporation called Go. It's a teenage love story and two stories run parallel to each other.
What next? "I'm considering a couple of new projects but I don't know if I'm allowed to speak about them now. There are opportunities from Telugu and Tamil as well."
Freeze frame: "I had only a few scenes in Sarkar, but what an experience. I was nervous to face the camera with Amitabh Bachchan. Irrespective of how many films I do, I'll cherish that scene and tell my children later on."
SANGEETHA DEVI K.
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