Nitya Menon, who has worked in South Indian films, made her debut in Hindi cinema with ‘Mission Mangal’. She is now seen opposite Abhishek Bachchan in the second season of the web series ‘Breath’, ‘Breathe-in to the Shadows’. Excerpts from Priyanka Singh’s conversation with him
The first season of Breath was highly appreciated. Was there any pressure on the first season’s fame?
There was no connection between the two seasons. Was a different story. Therefore there was no pressure. The fame of any season is beneficial for its next season.
There are also South Indian films with Hindi. In such a situation, where will your focus be more now?
In South India, I have been working in Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu in four languages. Hindi is the fifth language in which I am working. I like the diversity of the language. I have not learned any of these languages. The languages where I grew up, these languages have been spoken around there. Because of this I am aware of them. Because of this, I am able to dub my scenes myself. Language has never been a wall for me.
Work is being done in every industry, whether it is commercial cinema or art cinema. Although I do not like speaking female-oriented films. The main character in the film can be of the actor as well as of the actress.
Now scripts related to women are written. Does this change also appear in the South?
Both should not be placed in separate classes. What will be the upcoming projects?
I have four-five South Indian films, which were supposed to start shooting, but everything has come to a halt due to Corona. Good script is currently waiting in Hindi.