Nikki Galrani is arguably the busiest heroine down South. She has up to 7 films in her kitty and is in a very happy space in her career. Over to her in this interview chat with Kaushik LM,
“I play an extended cameo in Kadavul Irukaan Kumaaru (KIK) and my part adds a lot to the story though I won’t be there throughout. Producer Siva sir is like a father figure and I agreed to do the film for him. I had super fun with director Rajesh sir during the shoots. What you’ve seen in the teasers is just a sample, there is much more in the film.”
Talking about her Darling co-star GV Prakash, Nikki added, “He has grown so much as an actor and as a person, since Darling. His transformation is very good and I wish him all the luck. The audience has to comment how our chemistry has worked out this time around. They are the best judge. And also whether it is a love triangle or rectangle, come and see it in the theater. Else, the ‘KIK‘ will be lost.”
Nikki laughed away the question on a heroine feeling insecure in the presence of another heroine in the same film,
“It’s actually funny. Why should there be problems when two heroines act together? Is it a rule? Personally, I am very content with what I have in life and I don’t feel insecure about anything or anybody. I’ve done 23 films in a span of 2.5 yrs and it’s a big record for me. I just don’t have the time to think about insecurity and stuff.”
Earlier in the year, Velainu Vandhutta Vellaikaaran was a big boost to Nikki’s career,
“Yes, people liked it a lot. Wherever I go, I get good comments about my police role and the comedy in the film with ‘Pushpa Purushan’ and all. The reach is great and VVV started off my year so well. I hope to end the year with the same ‘KIK’.”
Up next for her after ‘KIK’ is Raghava Lawrence’s Motta Siva Ketta Siva which is a probable December release,
“I play a TV reporter in this remake of Pataas and it’s a funny, energetic and cutesy character. I’ve also attempted little dance steps with Lawrence sir. I’m not a super dancer to match steps with him (laughs).”
Though she dubbed in her first Tamil film (YNK), Nikki adds that she isn’t satisfied yet with her Tamil and that she would be working on getting rid of her accented Tamil before trying dubbing again.
This is what her post-KIK line-up looks like – Motta Siva Ketta Siva, Maragadha Naanayam with Aadhi, Kee with Jiiva, Neruppuda with Vikram Prabhu, Harahara Mahadevaki with Gautham Karthik, Team 5 with Sreeshanth and one more Malayalam film which will be announced soon.
“I like to shoot and I don’t take off days often. For about 27 to 28 days a month, I am on my shoot commitments and traveling,” signs off Nikki on a super-positive note.
Interviewed by Kaushik LM