New­bie Nid­hhi glad par­ents trust her

Set to play ac­tor Tiger Shroff’s lead­ing lady in an up­com­ing film, Nid­hhi says her rel­a­tives warned her par­ents against the film in­dus­try

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Nid­hhi Agerwal (right), who is from Ban­ga­lore, will soon be mak­ing her act­ing de­but along­side ac­tor Tiger Shroff in Munna Michael. How­ever, bag­ging a film in Bol­ly­wood hasn’t been easy for her. Although her par­ents sup­ported her de­ci­sion to en­ter films, her rel­a­tives warned them against let­ting her be part of the “big bad world” of Bol­ly­wood.

“My par­ents are very trust­ing. They have al­ways sup­ported my de­ci­sions. But peo­ple around them, rishtedaars were like, ‘Tum akele Mum­bai kaise bhej sakte ho?’” re­calls Nid­hhi, who gave four au­di­tions for the Sab­bir Khan di­rec­to­rial.

Shar­ing her ex­pe­ri­ence of the ini­tial days in Mum­bai, Nid­hhi adds, “When I reached the city, I started hear­ing sto­ries about ev­ery­thing that hap­pens here [cast­ing couch, nepo­tism etc]. But these things ex­ist ev­ery­where, even in the cor­po­rate world. It’s just that Bol­ly­wood is a pub­lic pro­fes­sion, so word gets out. But I have never had a cast­ing couch ex­pe­ri­ence. No one has ever ap­proached me.”

The ac­tor adds that this has a lot to do with the kind of per­son she is. “Maybe be­cause I don’t be­come friends with some­one very quickly. I’m ei­ther work­ing or at home. I don’t go out par­ty­ing,” says Nid­hhi.

An­other prob­lem she faced was get­ting a place to stay in Mum­bai. “Peo­ple did not want to rent out their place to me. They’d ask, ‘Are you go­ing to live alone?’ My dad had to come and meet my land­lord. He had to as­sure him that he and my mom would keep com­ing to visit me,” re­calls Nid­hhi.

My par­ents have al­ways sup­ported my de­ci­sions. But the rishtedaars were like, ‘Tum akele Mum­bai kaise bhej sakte ho?’ NID­HHI AGERWAL, AC­TOR


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