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Nidhhi Agerwal: I want to reach a stage where every take that I give is perfect

While it is normal for a newcomer to be nervous when facing the camera for the first time, Munna Michael actor Nidhhi Agerwal says that it was never was a problem for her.

bollywood Updated: Dec 21, 2017 17:28 IST
Monika Rawal Kukreja
Monika Rawal Kukreja
Hindustan Times
Nidhhi Agerwal,Munna Michael,Tiger Shroff
Actor Nidhhi Agerwal made her Bollywood debut opposite Tiger Shroff in Munna Michael.(Amal KS / HT Photo)

After receiving an average response to her Bollywood debut Munna Michael, actor Nidhhi Agerwal is focusing on her Tamil debut, Savyasachi, slated for a 2018 release. The actor, who hails from Bangalore and comes from a non-film background, never went to acting school, but always knew she wanted to become an actor.

While it is normal for a newcomer to be nervous when facing the camera for the first time, Nidhhi says it never was a problem for her. “I’ve done it since I was a kid. I had a neighbour who was a photographer, and he’d always say, ‘I am going to shoot you’ and I would always cry. Then my mom told me ‘he means he is going to shoot (click) your pictures on his camera’. So, I’ve done many photo shoots and a small ad with him, too,” she recalls.

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However, Nidhhi agrees that as compared to posing in front of the camera for a photo shoot, doing the same for a film is an entirely different proposition. “When the video would roll, I’d get nervous, and it was difficult. Also, acting in a room is very different from a film’s set because when you’re acting with a huge setup and people around, you have to remember a lot of things. Maybe in take number three, I felt I’d given my best shot, but the director wanted another shot. So, I want to reach a stage where every take that I give is perfect. Only then I’ll be the kind of actor that I want to be,” Nidhhi sounds hopeful.

Yet, when it comes to performing in front of a lot of people, Nidhhi shares she is quite at ease. “I’ve always been a trained dancer. I’ve learned ballet for seven years and Kathak and belly dancing for some time. So, it was a coincidence that for Munna Michael, I had to audition with a dance scene [since] I would be playing the role of a dancer. For acting, a two-week workshop helped me break my shyness and made me able to perform in front of people,” she signs off.

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First Published: Dec 21, 2017 17:28 IST