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    Bangalorea��s Nandita loves comedy, knows her limitations and finds a�?playing the innocenta�� difficult

    HAVING started as a college girl Poorni in Attakathi to playing a 1980s village belle in her latest release Mundaasupatti, actress Nandita is getting tagged as a�?homelya��.A� A favourite among first timers and off beat directors, this Bangalore girl promises a never-seen-before Nandita in her upcoming film, Idam Porul Eval. Thata��s not all, as she is also going to be seen shaking a leg for the first time on screen in Aindhaam Thalaimurai Sidha Vaidya Sigamani. More from the actress:

    I love comedy and I do not think all the actresses can do comedy. After doing the role of Kumudha in Idharkuthane Aasaipattai Balakumara, people come up to me and ask the iconic question, a�?Kumudha happy?a�? (the hero repeats this dialogue in the movie) and it makes me feel so happy.

    Playing an innocent girl is very difficult. Sometimes to get into the village character, I stop watching television for weeks and I go spend time playing games with village girls. I actually had a Kumudha hangover too. My directors would often comment, a�?There she is gone so deep into the character, it will take her days to come out of it.a�? I cannot tell right away if a person is making innuendoes. I take time to realise that.

    The first time I wore a half sari was for a movie. I have done several rustic roles and I like it. When a glamorous role comes to me, I ask myself if I can do justice to it and then ask the director if he has the confidence in me. I know my limitations and I cannot just transform into this modern girl. It has to be gradual. The audience should be able to digest the fact that Nandita can also look like this.

    I am waiting to see how the audience will react to my role in Aindhaam…. in which I play a city girl and I dance for the first time. Till date, my role in Idam Porul Eval has been the toughest. I play a tom-boy, fighting with people, with realistic make up and a loud character.

    Idam Porul EvalA� is scheduled to release in the second half of the year.

    -Mrinalini Sundar


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