For the love of showbiz
THOUGH HER name sounds similar to acclaimed actress Aishwarya Rai, former Miss World, Aishverya Nidhi has miles to go to achieve such name and fame. "Well I don't correlate my name with her as she had made her mark in the hearts of millions of people and I am on the threshold of my career," she comments. "Yet I am trying to get my feet firmly into showbiz," says Aishverya, who claims to be an "internationally renowned" theatre artiste.
Having worked in a TV serial called Shortland Street besides a couple of TV commercials, she is now on her way to Hollywood. All set to act in a foreign film, Beyond Life, written by Brian Alexando and directed by Navanil Das she discloses, "It is a completely commercial film. Beyond Life is about reincarnation and I am playing the role of an old woman who directs the lead character, shows her the path for meditation. I actually received a call from an agent and they selected me for this role."
Although she is satisfied with her character in the movie, she seems to be slightly depressed as she says, "I did not get the lead role because they were looking for younger looks. After all, it is a foreign movie so they definitely want a foreign lead character. But the role I got is of great significance."
But if given a chance to explore more options in Hollywood she would definitely go for it, she says.
What about Bollywood? "Wherever I can fit in, I will do that, whether Bollywood, Hollywood or theatre. It's not that I want to do a commercial or art movie or Hollywood or Bollywood, but would definitely like to play different kinds of roles. I would like to be in someone's else shoes. For instance, it could be a doctor, an engineer or anything," answers Aishervya.
Having been in theatre since 1994, Aishverya worked with Roysten Brown and Sally Spenser Harris in New Zealand and is now associated with the Asmita group. She is also giving a solo performance in "Broadway" directed by Arvind Gaur. All excited about her solo performance, she says, "It's a challenging role, and this has come true because of Arvind. I have played 14 to 15 characters in the play."
About "Broadway", Arvind Gaur remarks, "This is basically an anti-war play based on Indian mythology. The characters she plays are from the Mahabharat. It is a challenging topic that I have taken up and is open to all kinds of audience."
Send this article to Friends by