Actor Nikita Dutta, who will be seen alongside Abhishek Bachchan in The Big Bull, said she is grateful to have had the opportunity to be a part of this film.
Nikita, who started her journey as a model and made her Bollywood debut with Lekar Hum Deewana Dil, switched to television with shows like Dream Girl Ek Ladki Deewani Si, Ek Duje Ke Vaaste, Haasil and Laal Ishq. She is returning to movies with the The Big Bull.
“I was fortunate that I was liked by the director and producer and that everything worked out well. I am grateful for it. Working with Abhishek has been a great experience. He is really fun to be around. I do have a prominent role in it. I look forward to more such experiences,” Nikita told PTI.
The Big Bull is directed by Kookie Gulati and backed by Ajay Devgn, Anand Pandit and Kumar Mangat Pathak. The storyline is said to be of stockbroker Harshad Mehta’s life involving his financial crimes from 1990 to 2000. The film is scheduled to release in October this year.
Nikita believes an artiste’s struggle to prove his or herself is never ending.
“I started off my journey from Miss India and I would get this comment often that Miss India can’t act, models are too stiff. When I wanted to switch and become an actor, I was told I am too urban, I have to be desi.
“When I was doing TV the biggest struggle was to switch from TV to films, there was this constant comment that TV actors can’t act. This will keep on happening, it is a never ending process. The trick is to do what makes you happy and grab every opportunity that is good for you.”
She is also excited about her digital debut film Maska, where she will be seen alongside Manisha Koirala. It will stream from March 27 on Netflix.
“The best part is that the film is not just going to be there for a week or two, this is going to be on Netflix and you can watch it whenever you want. This is an advantage of OTT,” she added.
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