Munna Michael's leading lady has advice for newcomers
Nidhhi Agerwal is lucky to be launched with a much tauted film Munna Michael that released today. Though it's been quite a struggle to get her first break, Nidhhi has managed fairly well to have bagged a big film. "I have no film connection at all. But I always wanted to be an actor," says the young girl from Bengaluru who started out by modelling for fashion shows.
"I did about 10-15 shows and I started getting Kannada film offers. That's when my confidence increased and I thought that maybe this is possible. After that I moved to Mumbai. It was a huge struggle. My family and friends are in Bengaluru and I had nobody here. I used to eat every meal outside and I would constantly think whether I could make it or not. I have worked very hard to reach this stage and I will work harder," she says.
So far, going by the reviews, Nidhhi has neither impressed, nor has she gone unnoticed. But she still has a long way ahead. Talking about her experience of shooting with Tiger Shroff and Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Nidhhi shares, "Tiger helped me a lot when I started shooting. He would sit with me before scenes and would explain different camera angles and where I needed to look and not look, you know things like that which you wouldn't know as a newcomer, while Nawaz Sir was really sweet. Though he is known as a method actor, he wasn't like a loner who wouldn't talk, he didn't have an air about himself."
Now that she has been able to get a break despite being an outsider, Nidhhi admits it that her journey has just begun. But she also has a piece of advice for struggling actors and newbies in Mumbai. "I know I will always be an outsider and I am okay with it, but for those who are struggling, I just want to tell them that they need to be smart in life and aim to be the best at whatever you do. If acting is not happening, do something else, get a job and give auditions when you can. Don't waste your life," she signs off.