'I miss my personal space'

'I miss my personal space'

Actor Nikki Galrani says that she works throughout the year, only taking off in the last week of December every year to celebrate her birthday with her family. The actor feels that she is blessed with a lot of energy and her love for the job is another factor that keeps her on her toes all the time.

While Nikki's project in Kannada titled 'O Premave' is ready for release, she is busy completing her commitments in the Tamil, Malayalam and Telugu language industries.

In an interview with Nina C George, Nikki talks about her projects and journey so far.

What's your role in 'O Premave'?

I play the role of a girl who wishes to live like a queen, with all the luxury and pleasures in life. She gets attracted to a guy who she thinks is rich but she soon understands that love is more important than materialistic things.

Why is it that we haven't seen you work in many films in Kannada?

The scripts coming my way from the Kannada film industry weren't as good as I thought they would be.

And I couldn't take up some of the good offers because of lack of dates.

Do you miss working in Kannada movies?

Yes, I do. Although I now live in Chennai, Bengaluru is home to me. I want to take up more work in Kannada because I will then get to spend more time with my family.

What is your criteria for signing a project?

I don't categorise my work based on the language. What matters to me is a good script because I have audiences in all industries.

Do you and your sister Sanjjanaa get compared a lot?

Yes, we do. Both my sister and I are very strong and mature. Comparisons don't affect us because at the end of the day, she is my sister and we will always remain close, no matter where we are. We don't really bother about what people have to say.

You have completed 27 films in four years. How do you handle your meteoric rise to fame?

I am currently working on 'Charlie Chaplin 2' with Prabhu Deva which is my 27th film. I don't let success get to my head. I prefer to go with the flow and don't worry about success or failure.

How do manage to stay so energetic?

I keep running around so much that I naturally stay active. I can shoot for 18 hours straight and still go back to another shooting spot. I enjoy the process of working and this adds to my energy level.

Do you get enough time for yourself?

I miss my personal space because I am literally living out of a suitcase.

When did you take your last break?

The only time of the year that I take a break is during New Year. I club New Year celebrations with my birthday which falls in the first week of January.

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