Parvathy Thiruvothu is essaying the role of a Malayali nurse in Kadak Singh, which stars Pankaj Tripathi in the lead role.
Malayalam actor Parvathy Thiruvothu is quite upbeat about her upcoming Hindi movie Kadak Singh, which is set to premiere directly on ZEE5 on December 8. She described the film, directed by Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury, as a "beautiful meditation on life."
Parvathy is essaying the role of a Malayali nurse in the Hindi film, which stars Pankaj Tripathi in the lead role. This is not the first time Parvathy played a nurse in a film. Earlier, she delivered a powerful performance as Sameera in the 2017 award-winning film Take Off.
"Sameera and Nurse Mimi are poles apart. They happen to be doing the same profession but the stakes in their lives, what they have to deal with, the choices that they need to make, everything is so different," Parvathy told OTTplay in an exclusive interview.
While it may seem like a stereotypical move to write a Malayali nurse in a Hindi film, Parvathy contends otherwise. "You can go to any hospital, you will meet at least meet one Malayali nurse. Is it a stereotype or a reality? It might be stereotypical if such a character is included in narration for the sake of tokenism. Just let's bring a South Indian character into the mix so that we can claim diversity," she explained.
However, she noted that Kadak Singh has plenty of scope and space to showcase the lives of a variety of characters. She suggested that diversity runs deep into the veins of the narration and it required casting of actors from across the country. "I think a Malayali nurse is the most comforting thing that we look forward to in a hospital setting because they are so trusted and do such a great job. I think my character is more about being a realistic depiction of diversity," she said.
Parvathy has also revealed that her approach to selecting films has evolved. More than scripts and characters that comes her way, she now chooses a film based on the creators she wants to collaborate with. "My only rule is the purity of intentions. There is nothing more than that. Anybody can have any intention for the project they have to make, I will not question it. I will only see if I can align with that intention. Here I completely aligned with Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury's intention, plus I was also very excited to work with him," she added.
Besides Pankaj Tripathi and Parvathy, the film also stars Sanjana Sanghi, Paresh Pahuja, Jaya Ahsan, and others.