If confidence is the buzzword today, Gautami Nair is definitely in tune with the times. Awaiting the release of her debut film opposite Mammootty's son Dulquar Salman, she is simply poise personified. The lead lady of the highly anticipated 'Second Show', she has no qualms revealing tinsel town was not part of her immediate plans. "I never nurtured any fancy for arc lights and not even in my wildest dreams imagined myself as an actor. After plus two I joined Pharm D course in Amrita but soon realised it was not my cuppa. So I started preparing for medical entrance in full swing and it was then 'Second Show' happened," she says.
When Gautami terms her silver screen entry an accident, she means it. "My cousin was an assistant director in the film and my stills were sent to the team without my knowledge. I was called for an audition out of the blue and in no time I was in," she says. She swears playback singing was the only film-related area she was interested in. "I thought I would balance medicine and singing," says Gautami who has already recorded for a music album.
She says 'Second Show' was a jolly good ride for her as majority of the cast and crew members were first-timers. "Since all of us were freshers, shooting was a freewheeling affair. There were many funny moments. We used to wander the Calicut streets looking for good food joints just like college-goers," she says.