“I would love to do an action sequence movie."
Nikki Tamboli has shifted her focus to Bollywood and revealed that she is going through several scripts to find the right role for her debut.
On what pushed her towards Bollywood, she said:
“I feel that if you can get the best, why should you stay for the good. If you can reach for the moon, why settle for stars.
“I feel I have the confidence to accept newer challenges and it’s time to hit back hard.
“I’ve been looking at scripts and keeping my options open but I needed something that I can connect to and can see myself doing. I’m just waiting for the perfect role.”
After finding popularity on Bigg Boss 14, Nikki went on to feature in several music videos. She is now looking forward to entering Bollywood.
She continued: “I would love to do an action sequence movie. I love action. Also full Bollywood-style drama.
“I hope to do a dual role, and of course, a biopic is on my wishlist. I want to challenge myself. This is what I look up to as an actor.”
Recently, the discussion around actors treating television as a stepping stone to enter Bollywood gained traction following Radhika Madan’s comment on the hectic work culture of the small screen.
Giving her thoughts on the belief that TV is used as a stepping stone, Nikki said:
“I don’t think that’s true.
“There are actors who treat TV as their true careers. They live their entire lives as television actors and are given appreciation for that.
“On the other hand, some directly star in movies.
“So I feel it’s also about luck.
“After working hard in a television show, if an actor gets a movie, that does not necessarily mean that they used it as a stepping stone.”
Opening up about how her television experiences have prepared her for Bollywood, Nikki Tamboli said:
“Working in reality TV shows gave me the opportunity to be myself and for everyone to know the real me.”
“It gave me good exposure and recognition and that kind of paved the path for my big screen career.
“I have tons of things in the pipeline and can’t wait to share it with everyone.”
In addition to Bigg Boss 14, Nikki Tamboli also appeared in Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 11. She also appeared in South Indian films.