"I assure you that you are in for a big surprise even in Nayaki," says Ganesh

When Dev Anand and Elvis Presley inspired Ganesh Venkatraman
Features Entertainment Sunday, May 08, 2016 - 06:13

Actor Ganesh Venkatraman is most popular for playing a Punjabi in Trisha-starrer 2008 Tamil film Abhiyum Naanum. Eight years later, the pair has reunited for Tamil-Telugu bilingual project, Nayaki, a retro horror-comedy.

A major portion of the film is set in the retro era of 1970's where Trisha plays an aspiring actress. Ganesh, who plays her romantic interest in the film, got his look designed along the lines of heartthrobs of that era namely - Dev Anand and Elvis Priestley, and he will be sporting the 'Puff' hairstyle made famous by these two stars.

“I think whenever Trisha and I team up for a film, the characters have to be unique.  It was so in Abhiyum Naanum, and I assure you that you are in for a big surprise even in Nayaki. My director was very clear of the look he had in mind for my character. He showed me pictures of Dev Anand and Elvis Priesley, and we styled my character right from the hair style, clothes and the mannerisms. Recreating the magic of the retro era was quite challenging,” according to Ganesh.

Directed by Govi, the film marks the debut of Trisha as a singer, and her maiden song Bayam is a chartbuster. 



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