Priyadarshan is someone who believes in natural acting regardless of the film’s genre, says actress Parvatii Nair

Parvati feels that working with director Priyadarshan has made her realise a lot about herself and made her a better actor.

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Priyadarshan is someone who believes in natural acting regardless of the film's genre, says actress Parvatii Nair

Parvatii Nair was seen in quite a few Tamil films including Ajith’s ‘Yennai Arindhal’ and Kamal Haasan’s ‘Uttama Villain’. Parvatii will next been in Udhayanidhi Stalin’s ‘Nimir’, which is a remake of Malayalam film ‘Maheshinte Prathikaram’ and is being directed by popular filmmaker Priyadarshan. The makers have made few changes in the remake to suit the Tamil audience and Parvatii will be seen playing the role played by Anusree in the Malayalam version. Parvati feels that working with director Priyadarshan has made her realise a lot about herself and made her a better actor.

I play a college student named Valli. She is one of those girls who is timid at home, but bold outside. There is a part of her who pays attention to her parents’ words too, despite being rebellious. There is a lot more humour in Valli’s scenes, unlike in the original movie,” Parvatii Nair told TOI.

The ‘Yennai Arindhal’ actress also adds that there are different looks to her character in the film and had to put in some effort. “She transforms from a college girl to a mature woman, and has corresponding looks in the scenes that go back and forth. Priyan sir was very strict and clear about what he wanted, when it came to the looks. If the costumes or the look were a little different from what he had in mind, he would state it outright and ask for a change. I guess it’s because the looks also play a big role in the story,” Parvatii adds further.

Speaking about how it was working with Priyadarshan and what she has learnt from working on the film, Parvatii adds, “Priyadarshan is someone who believes in natural acting regardless of the film’s genre. In general, I am really expressive — I will have hundreds of expressions on my face even while we have a normal conversation (laughs) and that’s what’s natural for me. In industries like Telugu that’s appreciated but with Priyan sir, it was a challenge for me to bring them out just right, in a balanced fashion.”

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