From an engineer to assisting a cult director like Ram Gopal Verma, it has been brisk journey for Nithya. She is a 23-year-old qualified Industrial engineer from RV College of engineering with 2 years of experience in the IT world worked for Cognizant(Bangalore). She was born in Kerala and after she turned four, her family moved to Bangalore. She is currently working as an assistant director with ram Gopal varma for Sarkar 3.
Since childhood, her dream was to become an actress and she has been getting a lot of offers from Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam industry but she is waiting for the right script to target the audience who always believe in the right story and cast.
“While working with Cognizant, I got connected with Director Puri Jagannadh who introduced me to RGV who I always admired since a kid for his breathtaking movies like Shiva, Rangeela, Bhoot, Phoonk, Sarkar and Raktha Charitra,” says Nithya. “After talking to me for a few hours about my Horror scripts which I had written since my engineering days RGV was impressed with scripts and my passion for films and advised me to first learn the art of film making which would help me understand the technical and casting aspects of film making and offered me the role of an assistant director for Sarkar 3 and I moved to Mumbai,” she adds.
“I have always consider RGV, Puri Jagannadh and Thriekoti Peta as my mentors since the day one of me entering the film world. They always supported me to go ahead with my passion. Not to forget i always had my dad and mom who supported my passion for films and always wanted to see me succeed in films, My dad would sit with me during the weekends to discuss my script and also helped me with new ideas to add to my script, Recently i had lost my father in a road accident after which i had a lot of hurdles in my life and i am slowly trying to overcome them with my confidence to be a successful director in future and someday want to make my dad proud,” Nithya avers.
Puri Jagannadh recently launched the first look of “Never Invite” which is a horror flick. Along with scripting and directing, Nithya also plays the lead role. “Never Invite” will be released in April and jointly produced by USA based production house Earth Kraft Films . The film is being released in four languages Tamil, Telugu, Kannada & Malayalam.
Apart from the short film, she is working on a feature film with a horror script which is a multilingual to be made in all regional languages with a complete new set of talented technicians and casting for feature film and the story is based on true incident that happened in Rajasthan. “For now, I can just say that the story is all about a doll and some ugly incidents that took place in Rajasthan. I have recently tied up with a Hollywood production house in USA for a feature film and will be travelling to California to get involved with the Horror script and will be working with Kathy smith on the casting part, We plan to cast few familiar faces from Hollywood and plan to shoot the film in Spain and London. right now I signed up a International album for Bollywood as a the main lead and music is by the famous music director Sunny viswanath from Kerala and the song is sung by a well known and eminent singer from Bollywood,” she says.
Apart from direction, she will be producing three short films in all regional languages. this is basically to give life to all the upcoming directors, actors and other technicians. the selection process will be run through a lot of famous names from the film industry and the best script will be chosen and given a chance for direction and acting.
(Opinion Express Entertainment Desk Inputs from Diwakar Shetty )