I had to experience a total transformation to look like a Bollywood heroine

Hyderabad girl Nandini Rai He is on the moon as he prepares to become a net for his most ambitious role to date in a Bollywood political thriller. Nandini, who had great success as a contestant in the second season of the popular reality show Bigg Boss Telugu last year, is delighted to finally get the great break she was looking for. It is a political drama set in the rural area of ​​Uttar Pradesh. The film directed by debutant Hussain, addresses the political scene in UP and how illiterate and credulous villagers take advantage, says the actress, and adds: I play the female protagonist in the film and my character is that of a small university that It becomes politics. You will see me wear cotton saris, and I will be like a local gharelu girl, something similar to what Katrina Kaif was in Rajneeti. Making the transition from interpreting a student to being a politician will be the hardest part. ”

The former Miss Hyderabad says that it was her photos and social media posts that helped her get her Bollywood debut. “In the past too, the type of publications I published on my social networks has aroused the curiosity of the filmmakers for me and they have given me concerts. This project also came to me after the creators were impressed with my Instagram posts. When they told the story, they impressed me. I did multiple auditions and appearance tests to take this movie, ”shares Nandini. The actress, who has appeared in Telugu films like Silly Fellows and Mosagallaku Mosagadu He confesses that working in Bollywood is a different ball game and says he received a reality check shortly after entering the industry. “I knew I was not fit to become a Bollywood hero. They are much more demanding with actors when it comes to fitness. Then, as soon as I packed the movie, I started to get fit.


I went to the gym regularly, I did gymnastics , kick boxing, weight training, etc., and underwent a complete physical transformation to be able to play a hero of Hindi cinema, reveals Nandini, speaking of all the preparation that entered the role. He confessed that it was a lot of hard work, but he gave everything because he was waiting for an opportunity like this for a while. Although her time at Bigg Boss Telugu made her a familiar name, her career in Tollywood was not as she expected. So, now the focus is more on Hindi, Tamil and Malayalam movies, admits Nandini. “I think in Tollywood, the focus is more on glamor. It is difficult for an actress to get fleshy roles, and the scripts that came my way did not excite me at all. Another problem in Tollywood is that, even if you do a good job and are appreciated, the roles presented to you do not give you much room for acting, he says, and adds: To succeed and get good movies in Tollywood, you need to have powerful contacts . But in Bollywood, it doesn't work that way. There it is not just about looking good, you are also judged by your talent and your acting abilities. I hope that works in my favor. Giving auditions in a room full of talented people and then carrying the paper is an extremely satisfying feeling. ” Nandini, who goes to London to shoot a Tamil movie starring Vishnu Vishal and Manjima Mohan, is optimistic that his B-town debut will pave the way for more Hindi projects. I'm in talks for another Hindi movie, which will have big names like Radhika Apte in his cast. I am waiting for a confirmation and will make an announcement soon, he says, closing the session.