“When it comes to direction, it’s just a question that I have been repeatedly asked and I say, ‘Yes, I would like to’. But it doesn’t mean I am going to direct now. It doesn’t have a time frame or plan as of now. Currently, I feel I have to do more in terms of acting,” she says.
Her latest film Ninnila Ninnila, which is directed by the late filmmaker IV Sasi’s son Ani, has her once again playing a delightful role that she is quite excited about. “For Ninnila Ninnila, we had a small team and it was a really nice experience shooting the movie. The film has got a really dreamy, Christmassy feel. It’s about food and love, and it’s got this tone of magic throughout the film. I loved that mood of the movie because I don’t think we have seen a movie like that in a long time,” she says.
Further on her character, Nithya says, “Initially when Ani narrated the story to me, he wanted me to play the heroine but I chose to play Maya’s character because for me, she was the soul of the movie. The role has surreal tones; there’s so much magic around her. I think people will really enjoy watching my character and would remind them of my first few films.”
Last year, people have been sharing throwback photos from Nithya’s feel-good movies including Ustad Hotel and Bangalore Days, in which she collaborated with Anjali Menon, and also OK Kanmani that had sharing screen space with Dulquer Salmaan. Ask her if there are plans collaborating with Anjali and Dulquer soon and Nithya tells us, “There are discussions but there’s nothing yet that’s concrete.”