'Stardom doesn't get to me'

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'Stardom doesn't get to me'


Having debuted with a stunning performance as Swetha in Gaja, this talented actress now dreams of writing and hopes to pen a book soon.  Navya Nair will be seen opposite Darshan in Dost, where she plays a bad guy’s love. “The story is set in a slum and mine is a rather bubbly character much like the way I am in real life,” says Navya.

Navya strayed into acting when she was barely 16 years. She hit the silver screen with Istam in Malayalam and has given the Tamil, Malayalam and Kannada industry many memorable films including Bhagyadha Balegaara with Shivrajkumar where she played a Brahmin lady. She won the State award for brilliant characterisation as Balamani in Nandanam. “I always take things as they come. I don’t want to pose any challenges to myself and plan anything that will complicate my present,” says Navya.

She will be seen as a schizophrenic in Sadgamaya and as a village girl in Drona, both in Malayalam. Navya is popular for her family-oriented and romantic roles. Comedy is something that comes easily for Navya. Commenting on the Kannada film industry, she says, she learnt to speak the language pretty fast and makes it a point to speak in Kannada whenever she’s shooting in the City.

There are no dearth of offers or characters that come knocking Navya's way but this young lady has kept most offers on hold for she’ll soon get busy with her marriage in January. About the budding writer in her, she says, “I write just about anything that interests me. It could be random thoughts or some character who has influenced me a lot. I write about characters in contrast to myself.”

She says she cherishes vivid memories of her childhood. “I draw a lot of strength from my childhood. All those negative emotions I went through as a child seem to translate into positive energy today,” says Navya, who says she’s like any other ordinary girl who goes about her business when she gets home. “Stardom never gets to me. I leave acting behind when I come home. I don’t wear that starry image on my sleeve,” she says.
 

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