“Here, in Tamil industry, people accept you the way you are. I have no idea what to expect from Hollywood nor do I have any strategy or concrete plans. But I have enrolled myself in some workshops and am working on different dialects. In addition to mental preparation, I am regularly into jogging, yoga and meditation. I am a martial artiste, too, though I don’t have time now to focus on it. People tell me I have a universal face — they have assumed I am a South American, some ask me if I hail from Brazil; others think I am Thai — so, I think I can pull off any role, thanks to my features,” she says.
She has started preparations and will be heading to New York soon.
On the work front, Nivetha has Tik Tik Tik in the pipeline, starring alongside Jayam Ravi. Regarded as India’s first ever space film, the 26-year-old actress plays a lieutenant in a defense space division. Several Hollywood films helped her in accepting and preparing her role in the film.
“I’m a huge fan of Christopher Nolan’s films, and Interstellar is my favourite, among all. That’s one reason I did Tik Tik Tik. I’m eagerly awaiting its release; I’m pretty sure the response is going to be positive. I have put in a lot of physical effort — like doing abseiling and performing stunts using harness for eight hours on several days. It required a lot of stamina from my part. I used to watch the making of Hollywood film Gravity to get a better understanding of working in a space film. The only difference between Gravity and our film is that, the former had computer-generated scenes, while the latter is all about manual work,” she adds.
She also has Venkat Prabhu’s Party, Ganesha’s Thimiru Pidichavan, and Ezhil’s Jagajala Kiladi.