Hyderabad: Nidhhi Agerwal is, no doubt, a favourite of fans across the South film industry. The actor might be still making a mark in films, but she already has a temple dedicated to her in Chennai! The 28-year-old Hyderabad-born star shares exclusively with ‘Hyderabad Today’, “Even in the industry, the directors and crew tell me about the crazy fan-following that I have. All I can say is I’m very lucky to have loyal fans. I feel blessed and always try my best to give back to people in the form of good films and other humanitarian activities I do.”
On how she manages to stay grounded despite achieving stardom right at the start of her career, she says, “Staying grounded comes naturally to me because I worked really hard to get here. I have auditioned a lot to get my first film in Hindi. I was shocked when I first heard of the temple and I could not be more grateful for all the love from my fans.”
Nidhhi also enjoys popularity on social media – she has 13.5 million followers on Instagram. “Social media is a fun medium to interact with my fans. I love giving them a sneak-peek of my life,” she says.
Nidhhi was recently made the brand ambassador of the popular skincare brand 3AM owned by Samhitha Inturi. “I began using the products and it suits my sensitive skin perfectly! In fact, the products are multi-purpose and can be used by men and women. I’ve been using the face mist, sunblock, and moisturiser by the brand that is sustainable and vegan. Skincare is extremely important because you look at yourself in the mirror every day without make-up. It is essential to keep your skin hydrated and nourished.”
For Nidhhi, it is important to associate herself with brands she can connect with. “I am a parent to two dogs and they are my lifelines. We shouldn’t forget that the Earth is as much theirs as it is ours and we should respect that,” says Nidhhi, who shares that 3AM doesn’t test its products on animals.
Nidhhi’s upcoming projects include ‘Hari Hara Veera Mallu’ with Power Star Pawan Kalyan, ‘Hero’ with Ashok Galla, a Tamil film with Udhayanidhi Stalin, and two other untitled projects she’s currently shooting for.
On her experience teaming up with Pawan Kalyan, the bubbly actor shares, “Pawan sir is, by far, my most favourite co-star. My experience working with him has been amazing because I learned so much from him by just watching the way he is and the way he performs. I have so much respect for him in my heart. Acting beside him is a big honour.”
Although Nidhhi has not done an OTT project yet like her contemporaries, she says she wouldn’t mind signing a film if a director presents her with a good script. Not many know that the actor is also a trained dancer and gymnast. “In my first film ‘Munna Michael’ with Tiger Shroff, I played the role of a dancer. For me, dancing comes before acting and it is a serious business. Coming to gymnastics, I picked it up from Tiger when I worked with him. It keeps me energetic and gives me confidence,” shares Nidhhi, who also enjoyed painting and cooking during her quarantine.