Talented Nithya Menen, who opts only for character-driven roles and doesn’t take on glam-filled roles in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada films, is said to have essayed the role of a lesbian – a female homosexual – in her upcoming Telugu film.
That the multi-faceted 29-year old actress, who is a graduate in mass communication and journalism and an accomplished playback singer, has taken up a role of a lesbian – still considered an outlaw or a taboo topic in India – has shocked her fans, well-wishers, relatives, friends and industry folks.
In one of her two Telugu films on floors, Nithya is said to have essayed a lesbian and has even locked lips with her female co-star for a ‘hot sequence’ which was filmed recently. Neither the name of the film nor the ‘lucky’ co-star who locked lips with Nithya has been revealed so far. It remains to be seen whether the ultra-conservative Censor Board in India agrees to pass these sequences and clear the film’s release.
It may be recalled that Nithya had given ample hints about this when she told newsmen a few weeks back that she had taken up a ‘very different role’ in her next film!