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HindustanTimes Sat,19 Apr 2014

I'm moody and dumb: Nisha Kothari
Parmita Uniyal, Hindustan Times
New Delhi, August 30, 2007
First Published: 17:49 IST(30/8/2007)
Last Updated: 19:49 IST(30/8/2007)
Nisha Kothari will next appear in a Telugu film Okka Magadu (only one man).

Like a typical Sagittarian, Nisha Kothari is vivacious, full of energy, outspoken and doesn't even hesitate to tag herself 'dumb'. The Ghunghroo of Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag, Nisha Kothari, seems to be an independent spirit who doesn't fear anybody except her father.

Parmita Uniyal gets chit chatting with the bold and beautiful Nisha Kothari before the release of her film Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag.

I am dumb
If I were not an actress, I would have been a housewife. It's just because I don't know anything apart from acting. I always wanted to pursue the acting profession and never focussed my energies on learning anything else. Though I never participated in theatre during my school or college days, I was clear about where to go. But having said that, I want to make it clear that my interest only in acting doesn't make me unambitious. I have a long way to go.

Me, a typical Delhiite
I am in love with this city. I especially love to binge on the street food of the city. I have fond memories of Delhi.<b1>

I'm learning everyday
I have to learn many things. I am yet to get used to the ways of the industry. Though I have improved my dancing skills after joining the industry, I still have to learn a lot. Just looking good on the screen is not enough. I have to learn every day. There are so many things to learn - camera angle, make-up, dialogue delivery. And as I said, if you are dumb you have to learn more (laughs).

Bachchanji, the ultimate
One falls short of words to describe him. Whatever you say would be less. The way he portrayed his character Babban was amazing. I think many (girls) would hit on him after seeing the movie.

Sush, the mother figure
Sushmita Sen is a very sweet co-star. I love her. She has so much warmth and she is like mother figure to me.

Ghunghroo and I are different
My onscreen character does not match with my real life persona. Ghunghroo smokes cigarette that I can't do in real life. I even developed a throat infection, as I had to smoke a bidi all the time playing Ghunghroo. But as an actress, I had to take up the challenge and portray it effectively.<b2>

I've a long way to go
I see many changes in myself after working with the veteran actors and a creative and honest director like Ram Gopal Varma. But that doesn't mean I have become a big actress. You can't be a big person just because you are standing in front of a big person. You have to work to make yourself big.

I fear
When I asked my dad about joining films for the first time, his reaction was - "What?" But later on, he gave his consent. As a father, he had an obvious concern about his daughter joining the film industry. Apart from my father, I don't fear anybody.

I am moody
I am a very moody person. Sometimes I behave in a childish manner and at other times as a mature person. My mood swings are very frequent.

Religious, who me?
To be able to understand religion, one needs to be a deep person. Look at me, I am not old enough to understand the depth of religion. Though I believe in God, I don't delve deeper into the meanings of religion. For me God is an entity that guides you and leads your life.


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