Having grown up watching Lamhe (1991) numerous times, she tells us that she was obsessed with this movie. “I have always wanted to be like Sridevi and Lamhe made her my favourite. I am literally obsessed with this movie and seeing the queen bee dancing at various locations just left me in awe of her beauty. She is mesmerising,” says Nidhi.
Nidhi, who is also assisting her father in two of his projects, says that though she always dreamt of becoming an actor, the zeal to carry her family’s legacy forward had always been there in her mind.
“I wanted to be an actor ever since I realised who I was. I have been dancing to Jumma Chumma since I was three years old, and my mom has all those videos. Since I come from a family that is totally into films, there was no option for me to look for anything else,” she says.
However, she also feels that since she is Dutta’s daughter, the pressure to prove her worth becomes a little too much. “The anxiety to perform well definitely is there. People look up to you because you are somebody’s daughter, and that at times does bother me. But my dad has been really kind and supportive, and I think his presence makes me stronger,” she signs off.