Growing Mysore impresses Nikki

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Actress Nikki Das

Nikki Das has some quaint memories about Mysore. She had visited the city as a student from Mumbai School, during the South India tour that had Bangalore and Ooty too in its itinerary, nine years ago. Now, she is amazed to see the fast changes the city has acquired- more shops, vehicles especially cars - that have caught her attention.

Nikki as she is fondly called, was in the city recently, but as a heroine accompanying the starcast of ‘Mandahaasa’, a Kannada film as part of its promotional tour. It was her second visit to the city, after that long gap, though she had frequently visited Bangalore.

In a tete-a-tete with City Herald, Nikki’s memories are still afresh with the visit to the world famous Mysore Palace and Brindavan Gardens in KRS. She had toured around for two days. She even bought a sandalwood idol of an elephant in Mysore, which still continues to adorn her house. She has her roots in Karnataka, with her mother hailing from Mangalore. Konkani is her mother tongue. She can even understand and speak a little bit of Kannada, but couldn’t dare to dub for her maiden movie.

But when it comes to action, however, Nikki claims that she didn’t even have the initial hesitance. Her career as a model has helped her hone camera facing skills too, she proudly announces.

For ‘Mandahaasa’, her first shot begun with the filming of ‘Kannanchinalle’ a song.
Nikki is an ardent fan of Hrithik Roshan, whom she admires for being a regular at work out. ‘Even after he returns home late after shoot, he makes it a point to hit dumbles for a while’.

Among heroines, she adores Rani Mukherjee a lot, who according to her has inborn flair- be it in her appearance or acting skills.

Ask about Mysore again, Nikki says- I may return for holidaying. I have already begun planning to spend some quality time with the family, amid the cool natural environs here. Welcome, lady!

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