Kannada beauty Nidhi interview and pictures

Trrrr. Recognised that? Kannada film PanchaRangi fans would immediately relate it to Nidhi Subbaiah’s character in the Yogaraj Bhat film. “In fact, many people have told me that they loved my role, especially the ‘Trrrr’ dialogue,” says Nidhi, who’s thrilled with the success of the film, which recently celebrated 50 days at the BO.

The Coorg lass admits that until now, no director has been able to tap her real talent. “I was unrecognised until Pancha Rangi happened. My true potential was tapped in this kannada film. The audience got a glimpse into my acting skills and discovered that I too could be a wholesome artiste,” she tells us.

And life has changed a lot for her since Pancha Rangi’s release. “People look at me differently now. They’ve realised that I not only have the acting chops, but also the ability to groove,” she says.
She’s all praise for her director Yogaraj Bhat. “It’s every heroine’s dream to work with him. He’s a class apart. Yog sir functions in a different way, just like one of those new-age directors. He gets the best out of you without you realising it. Another thing is that he’d write the dialogues on the spot. He’d gauge you as a person and write the dialogues accordingly. That’s the kind of genius he is,” states Nidhi. Nidhi’s on-screen chemistry with her co-star kannada actor Diganth (see also biography, age, family photo) has drawn much praise.

 The actress tells us that he’s exactly like his Pancha Rangi character in real life. “Totally chilled out. I thought that since he’s worked with Yog sir in so many movies, he’d have a bit of an attitude, the ‘I’ve worked with this team so many times’ kind. But he’s so humble and chilled out. He doesn’t interfere with your shots or hair and make-up. I’ve worked with heroes who poked their nose into everything. Diganth minds his business and I did the same on the sets,” she reveals. Her current project Veera Bahu sees her play a traditional Iyengar girl. “A complete turnaround from the shorts-sporting girl of Pancha Rangi. I’m just like an S Mahendar heroine — wise, calm and with strong values,” explains the actress, who’s happy she got to be part of a “real action sequence”, replete with bullets, gundas and “me running in a saree”. “And when I’m not shooting, I chill at home or spend time with friends. I have friends in the industry, but I don’t discuss work with them,” she wraps up.