‘I AM JUST A NOR­MAL GIRL’

Ac­tor Nid­hhi Ager­wal says she was aware she would have to slog it out in the in­dus­try as she didn’t come from a filmy fam­ily

HT City - - Front Page - Monika Rawal Kukreja

Ac­tor Nid­hhi Ager­wal says she was aware she would have to slog it out in the in­dus­try as she didn’t come from a filmi fam­ily

Hav­ing been cast op­po­site Tiger Shroff in a project like Munna Michael, Nid­hhi Ager­wal’s first film was noth­ing short of a dream de­but in Bol­ly­wood. Un­for­tu­nately, the Sab­bir Khan film tanked at the box of­fice, and her per­for­mance failed to leave a mark.

Fans and view­ers might sur­mise that not hail­ing from a film fam­ily, Nid­hhi was un­mind­ful of the road that lay ahead, but she holds firm that she was aware of the hard yards she would have to put in.

“I was well aware that I am just a nor­mal girl and it’s not like film­mak­ers are wait­ing to of­fer me films. I knew I was mak­ing my de­but op­po­site a star kid, who was al­ready fa­mous, and it would be dif­fi­cult for me to get no­ticed,” says Nid­hhi.

The 24-year-old ac­tor ad­mits that though she once be­lieved that the road would get smoother once she had made her de­but, things turned out to be quite the op­po­site. “I used to think once I got a movie, life will be bet­ter. But once you get a film, there’s only more pres­sure, stress, and judg­ment,” she says.

Asked if she felt ner­vous when she faced the cam­era for the first time, Nid­hhi says, “When I did a lot of re­takes, I used to say sorry to my direc­tor and co-ac­tors. I felt bad be­cause while giv­ing a shot, I would just for­get fac­ing the cam­era, or know­ing the right an­gle. Oth­er­wise, I was con­fi­dent and happy in that space,” rec­ol­lects Nid­hhi.

I used to think once I got a movie, life would be bet­ter. But once you get a film, there’s only more pres­sure, stress, and more judg­ment hap­pen­ing all the time NID­HHI AGER­WAL, AC­TOR

PHOTO: YOGEN SHAH

Nid­hhi Ager­wal says she knows she has a long way to go as an ac­tor

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from India

© PressReader. All rights reserved.