Actor Nazriya Nazim opens up on her Telugu debut ‘Ante Sundaraniki’ and how she and her husband Fahadh Faasil are acutely conscious of the fickleness of fame

Actor Nazriya Nazim opens up on her Telugu debut ‘Ante Sundaraniki’ and how she and her husband Fahadh Faasil are acutely conscious of the fickleness of fame

Ante Sundaraniki, directed by Vivek Athreya and co-starring Nani, marks Nazriya Nazim’s debut in Telugu cinema. This is a brand new territory for the actor who has to date labored in Malayalam and Tamil cinema. During this interview at the Mythri Movie Makers manufacturing workplace in Hyderabad, Nazriya factors out the coincidence of her husband Fahadh Faasil making his Telugu debut in Pushpa – The Rise, backed by the identical manufacturing home: “I had dedicated to Ante Sundaraniki a couple of months earlier than Fahadh had given his nod to Pushpa. To a small extent, I feel my choice to do a Telugu film may need made him say sure to Pushpa. Unlike me, he’s skeptical about working in a brand new language.”

Nazriya remembers listening to writer-director Vivek Athreya’s narration over a Zoom name, in Tamil. “I used to be absolutely immersed in the narration and very quickly, the language of the film stopped mattering to me. I used to be in love with the story. There is so much of humour; the characters are true-to-life and beneath that layer of enjoyable is a narrative narrated with so much of coronary heart. What is proven in the promos, about interfaith marriage, is just one half of the story. Only at the finish of the narration, did it sink in that I must study Telugu.”

Storm inside

Ante Sundaraniki traces the lives of Leela Thomas performed by Nazriya and Sundar Prasad performed by Nani. Being Leela, says Nazriya, was an fascinating journey: “She is extra restrained than me however a lot stronger.” Off-screen, Nazriya is thought to be a livewire, and says the hardest half of being Leela was to convey her turmoil with out ostensibly breaking down: “Leela shouldn’t be the form to shed copious tears. I wanted to emote such that viewers know there’s a storm brewing inside her, despite the fact that she seems calm.”

Nazriya Nazim

Nazriya Nazim
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Nazriya took the assist of a language coach, Divya, who’s adept in Malayalam, Tamil and Telugu: “I drove Divya nuts. I wished to know each Telugu phrase in its context, with the intonation. Initially, comprehending easy phrases equivalent to ala, ela, ila additionally took time. Before the film went on the flooring, I learnt not solely my traces but additionally everybody else’s. When I went to shoot, language was not an enormous concern.”

Vivek Athreya and Nani have typically shared their appreciation of Nazriya for studying Telugu swiftly. Athreya states that she may nearly match up to Nani’s fast-paced Telugu. Nazriya laughs it off saying, “I’m a very good actor, I can act like I can do it properly. Nani’s Telugu used to go over my head. He often speaks quick. In this film, it’s even quicker.” 

Nazriya dubbed for the Telugu model over 10 days and by the way, didn’t dub for Tamil (Adede Sundara) and Malayalam (Aha Sundara): “Usually I take two to 4 days to dub for a film. But right here I used to be, dubbing for 10 days in Telugu. Given the time constraints, I couldn’t dub in Tamil and Malayalam although I wished to.”

Nani and Nazriya in ‘Ante Sundaraniki’

Nani and Nazriya in ‘Ante Sundaraniki’
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She plans to look at Ante Sundaraniki with the viewers in Hyderabad on June 10 and mentions that Fahadh, who’s filming in Salem, Tamil Nadu, can also be eager to look at the film on day one. In between her pre-release promotions, Nazriya watched Vikram and is all appreciative: “It is a tremendous film and a sheer pleasure to look at Kamal Haasan sir on display screen. Of course, I preferred my husband’s work as properly. The largest excessive for Fahadh, in Vikram, was to be round Kamal sir; and he loves Lokesh’s (director Lokesh Kanakaraj) work.”

Fickleness of fame

A look at Nazriya’s filmography and one would know there is no such thing as a fastened sample. She admits she chooses her movies instinctively and shouldn’t be right here for the rat race. The lack of habit to the highlight, she says, stems from debuting as a toddler artiste and getting appreciated even earlier than she may understand it. “As I grew up, I knew that I can’t let every thing that comes with fame management my life. I really like cinema and every time I settle for a film, I am going all out to do my finest. But cinema shouldn’t be the solely factor I worth in life. I’m fortunate to work in a discipline that I really like and blessed that individuals welcome me with heat every time I do a film. As and once I like a script, I say sure.” She pauses and goes on so as to add, “Quite typically, Fahadh and I focus on how we’re in an trade that’s so unstable; Loads relies upon on how an actor appears or the success of the earlier film. I say sure solely when I’m actually enthusiastic about the script. In the case of Ante… I’m excited to look at a enjoyable film in any case the latest large, intense motion dramas.”

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