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Nithya Menen First Look As Singer In Gamanam

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Nithya Menen who was last seen as legendary actress Savitri in NTR biopic has played a brief yet impact creating role in Gamanam. Nithya’s first look poster from the film is out now. She will be seen as a classical singer Shailaputri Devi in the film directed by Sujana Rao.

Nithya Menen appears angelic in the poster where she’s seen performing on stage. With Ilayaraja rendering tunes, melodious treat is guaranteed for music lovers.

Gamanam is a Pan India film being made in Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam and Hindi. The film is jointly produced by Gnana Shekar VS, Ramesh Karutoori and Venki Pushadapu.

Shriya Saran, Shiva Kandukuri and Priyanka Jawalkar are other prominent cast in the film which is presently in post-production stages.

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Nithya Menon scared of comparison?

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Talented actress Nithya Menon is doing role of legendary actress Savitri in upcoming NTR biopic. The first look released by the makers with Balakrishna and Nithya Menon got very good applause. As per Film Nagar reports, Nithya Menon is worried about comparison of her performance with another actress Keerthi Suresh who did the role of Savitri in Mahanati movie with utmost perfection.

Actually the director of Mahanati movie initially thought of roping in Nithya Menon for enacting legendary actress Savitri role. However for the reasons best known only to her she rejected the role. So, later that role went to Keerthi Suresh and her performance in the role of Savitri got tremendous response. By seeing performance of Keerthi Suresh, audience thought, Savitri herself came down to perform this role. Now for NTR biopic, makers initially thought of roping in Keerthi Suresh again but this time she rejected the role and so makers approached Nithya Menon and she accepted the role.

However comparisons are bound to happen between Nithya Menon and Keerthi Suresh. There is no doubt that Nithya Menon is a very talented actress. But Keerthi Suresh looks very much similar to Savitri , and director capitalised on that aspect. As Keerthi got tremendous response for her performance, now Nithya Menon also trying to give her best in the role.

We will have to wait and see how will be the performance of Nithya Menon in the role of Savitri.

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I have a different approach, says actress Nithya Menen on sexual harassment

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Popular south Indian actress Nithya Menen says she is against sexual harassment and that she has a different way of countering it. She chose not be a part of a grouping as she prefers to fight it “silently”.

Last February, an actress had been kidnapped and assaulted in Kochi. Then it emerged that the abduction was allegedly masterminded by Malayalam superstar Dileep.

Later, actresses like Parvathy and women behind the scenes such as director Anjali Menon got together to launch the Women in Cinema Collective to identify the problems faced by women in the Malayalam film industry and explore ways to address them.

Nithya, who has starred in Malayalam films like “Akasha Gopuram”, “Apoorvaragam” and “Ustad Hotel”, was not a part of it.

In a previous interview, she had stated that she had never faced sexual harassment. But after reading about women from Malayalam cinema getting assaulted and some of her fraternity members forming a collective, didn’t she feel like joining them?

“I completely understand the thing that people are facing. I do everything possible to counter it. Just because I am not doing it one way, doesn’t mean that I am not countering those things or I am not against it. I am, but I have a different approach,” Nithya replied after a long pause during a telephonic interview with IANS.

“I believe that my way is only through my work. The way that I work and the kind of things that I do, the way that I approach people when I am working… all of this gives a strong message to people that I am working with, and to people who are watching my films.

“I have the same view as everybody else, but I prefer doing it my way. I don’t think that somebody is doing anything wrong or I don’t want to be a part of it. I am very much part of it. It’s just that I have a different way of countering the whole thing,” she added in the interview from Thiruvananthapuram, where she will be shooting for the upcoming Malayalam film “Kolambi”.

Will she walk out of a film if someone from it gets accused of sexual misconduct?

“Absolutely, and I have,” said the young actress without naming the film.

“I do it, but I do it silently. I have said ‘no’ to a film because of something like that,” said Nithya.

She has many films lined up, including “Mission Mangal” which will mark her debut in Bollywood.

Director Jagan Shakti and producer R. Balki had called her, saying: “We would love you to play a scientist in a really interesting film that we are doing. They also told me that (actor) Akshay Kumar was keen on me being a part of the film,” she said.

“In the past also, I was offered plenty of Hindi films. I just wanted to be as choosy with Hindi as I was with films in other languages that I have done. I wanted it (debut Hindi film) to be a really nice film. I found this a nice character. I don’t think we have done a film like this… you know, a space film,” said Nithya, who made her debut as a lead actress with Kannada film “7 O’Clock” over a decade ago.

The upcoming film, for which she will begin shooting from November-end in Mumbai and Bengaluru, will also star actresses like Taapsee Pannu, Sonakshi Sinha and Vidya Balan.

“I don’t think ‘Is it just me? Am I the central character?’ I always look at the bigger picture. I don’t look at it as something that’s only for me. I look at it from the movie’s perspective — is it a good film? Would I want to watch the film?”

Vidya and Nithya will also be seen together in a biopic on the legendary actor-politician NT Rama Rao.

“I met her (Vidya) at the shoot of NTR’s biopic. We have one scene together. She said she had watched my films ‘OK Bangaram’ and ‘Bangalore Days’,” said Nithya.

Nithya will star in another biopic, playing late politician Jayalalitha in “The Iron Lady”.

“I am doing so many other films before that. I am doing another Malayalam film about a national level athlete. It’s going to be like ‘Dangal’. After that only, I will be getting into the biopic,” she said.

“The film on Jayalalitha is very heavy. I was very impressed when the film’s director Priyadarshini came with the film to me. She was so focussed. I told her that if we are doing a biopic, we should ensure complete justice to the character. She was going in the right direction and was extremely confident. I am really looking forward to do that film. That will be interesting to explore as an artiste,” she said.

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Nitya Menon coming up with an interesting film

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Petite beauty Nitya Menon, who played a quirky character in AWE, is coming up with another interesting film which is gearing up for release very soon. It is a single character movie which has been titled as Praana.

An intriguing poster has been unveiled and it features Nitya Menon with an intense look.

A multilingual film shot in four languages at a time with surround sync sound, it is directed by Malayalam filmmaker VK Prakash. Acclaimed cinematographer PC Sreeram and Oscar winning sound mixer Resul Pookutty are working for this film.

The shooting has been wrapped up and the post production work is currently on.

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Female actors earning crores

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It is getting bigger and bigger, the remuneration of the heroines after each hit is sky rocketing. For a mere twenty day shoot Nitya Menen has charged 1.20 crore for Rajasimha’s film Okka Ammayi Tappa. She could have charged less but since Sandeep Kishan is not a popular hero, she must have sought big money as compensation. Kajal is almost in the same bracket demanding 1.20 to 1.50 cr. Samantha comes next charge a crore. The fastest growing heroine is Rakul Preet who is now charging 80 lakhs but for her next movie she has quoted one crore. Regina Cassandra is taking around 60 lakhs. Sayyesha who made her debut with Akhil has been given 25 lakhs and Niharika 40 for her film with TV9. However the highest paid actor amongst the women is Anushka who after Bahubali has taken a neat 3 core for Size Zero.After Srimanthudu Sruthi has been charging two crore.

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