Nanda Yadav made her debut with the critically acclaimed film ‘The Letters’ directed by William Riead. She has worked in TV serials and web series. Not many know that she is a trained Bharatanatyam dancer too. Chatting with National Herald, she expressed her desire to work in an action flick;
Tell us about your journey. How did you come to join acting?
I have always been into theater from school days and I am also trained in Bharatanatyam. My involvement in theater during growing up years gradually made me discover the actor in me. So, when I finished my studies in Delhi, I shifted to Mumbai to pursue acting professionally and on a large scale.
How was your experience while working in “Why Cheat India”?
Working with known and popular actors was a good experience. Emraan Hashmi was in an altogether different role in the film.
I was playing the role of an important member of Emraan Hashmi’s gang. So once again, it was a different character. I had seen Emraan Hashmi’s earlier film while we were in college and we had a perception about him that he was more into romantic, love stories but seeing him performing something serious in a completely different look and standing next to him felt really good. It was a wonderful experience.
Tell me about a time when you had difficulty in handling a character. What was the role and why was it challenging?
I was playing the role of a nun in ‘The Letters’ directed by an American director William Riead. For me, that character was a little unusual because the life of a nun is very different. The film centered around Mother Teresa. That was the role I found difficult. More so, because I had never met a nun or any such person. But reading about them was one of the things that helped me most.
What type of movie would you like to act in?
I would love to work in an action thriller like that in Hollywood. if we have such a thriller made in Bollywood, I would really like to work in it.
By Whom do you feel inspired as an actor?
I consider actress Smita Patil as my inspiration. I don’t remember when exactly I decided to become an actor. Because acting was something I had been doing since my school days. It was a natural choice. I don’t even remember deciding to opt for some other profession. I guess, it was part of my journey that I became an actor.
What are the projects you are working on at present?
I am working on two short films. One is a psychological thriller and another is based on women empowerment. And then, there is a film that I am going to start in August for Amazon and the director of the film is Prabhat Sachdeva.
How do you feel that you are different from other actresses of your generation?
Everybody is different as a person. It reflects in each one’s work. So there is no competition. It’s like what you are doing, they may not be doing and vice versa. For example, I would like to work in an action film, but others may not be comfortable with action. I learn from others every day.