Important for me to do films that stand the test of time

Actress Nithya Menen has entertained many with her hit films in Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada, and Telugu languages, and she forayed Hindi cinema last year with Mission Mangal. For her, it is not enough to entertain people. She wants to do films that stand the test of time.

The actress made her debut with the 2006 Kannada movie 7 O’ Clock, and then went on to impress with roles in Mersal, 24, O Kadhal Kanmani, and Malli Malli Idi Rani Roju.

Talking about her film choices and successful career, she told IANS: “It took its course. I hadn’t planned any of it. I didn’t want anything specific either. It’s important for me to do good films, to do films that stand the test of time, that I feel proud of. That’s very important to me. It’s not enough to entertain.”

She loves her film career, but she has other plans, too. “I recorded two new singles during the lockdown. I hope I have another branch of my career, which is music. One of the songs is a collaboration with an artiste from London. It’s got a classical sound along with an electronic sound. Another one is a nice romantic melody,” shared Nithya.

She has a huge plan that involves writing a script, too. “I had always wanted to sit and write a script. Otherwise, I don’t get the energy to do it. I gave it a start, but I didn’t put any deadline, so it was like if I felt like writing, I would write if I didn’t, I wouldn’t. I didn’t finish the whole thing. I think I have a few more months,” she said.

As an actress, Nithya has just explored a new medium, with the web series Breathe: Into The Shadows, streaming on Amazon Prime Video.        - IANS