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.