Niveditha, who dared to do a kissing scene in Markandeyan, is not bothered about criticism being made at her for doing bold act. Indeed, the actress defends her smooch scene with actor Sabarish by saying that the script demanded it.
The dusky actress feels that the underwater lip-lock with Sabarish in Markandeyan was a crucial part of the story. The lead actors, who were chased by goons, jump into the water to save their lives but Niveditha's inability to swim almost costs her life. In order to keep her alive by giving oxygen, the actor shares lip-lock, claims the actress.
She further adds that the director had informed her about the kissing scene even before signing her to act in Markandeyan. He has shot the scene aesthetically, she concludes. Markandeyan, which was released a few weeks ago, has garnered mixed response from the audience.