Director Govi says actress Trisha Krishnan will be seen essaying a role much younger than her real self in the upcoming Tamil-Telugu horror-comedy Nayaki. He said she will be portraying a 20-year-old character in the film.
"Trisha will be seen playing a 20-year-old. She has been preparing herself to look much younger over the last couple of months," Govi informed.
For her role, Trisha, who is in her early 30s, also lost some weight. "I didn't have to tell her how she should look for the character. When I narrated the story, she understood what was expected from her to do justice to the role," he said.
For Trisha's special look, the team has hired a popular make-up artist and costume designer from Mumbai, he shared.
Govi calls Nayaki a retro horror-comedy, a genre that hasn't been attempted before. "Trisha will be mostly seen in the 1980s look. The story will go back and forth in time. The film is 98 percent comedy and two percent horror," said Govi, who will be making his Telugu directorial debut with the film.
Trisha is hero of the film, says Govi, who is also her biggest fan. "Although there's a male lead in the film, Trisha is my hero. I'm her biggest fan and I've always wanted to make a film with her. It took her only 10 minutes to accept the offer," he said.
For the first time, Trisha will be crooning in Nayaki. "She will be singing a three-minute promo song. One minute of the song will be used as the title track and the rest of it will feature in the film," Govi said, and added that nearly 60 percent of the film will be shot here and the rest in Hyderabad.