Directed by Jagan Shakti, "Mission Mangal" is slated for release this weekend. Nithya shares screen space with Akshay Kumar, Vidya Balan, Sonakshi Sinha, Taapsee Pannu and Kirti Kulhari.
She says she wanted to be a journalist initially, but then "in the second semester, I realised this is (journalism) not what I want to do". She recalls having a tough time convincing her parents.
"My parents were hesitant initially. I think our parents' generation is too scared about our future and they want us to see go for a secure profession. So, being a banker, a doctor or an engineer is usually the right profession for them. In my home, creative jobs such as acting and music were not highly encouraged. Today, of course, my parents can see I am doing well and are okay now," shared the actress who has appeared in films like 'Malli Malli Idi Rani Roju', 'Mersal', 'Malini 22 Palayamkottai' among others.