Actress Nidhhi Agerwal has said she was “shocked” when she came to know that her fans in Chennai had built a temple in her name.Several pictures from the unveiling ceremony of the temple have gone viral on social media.
Nidhhi said her fans unveiled the temple as a Valentine’s Day gift for her. “They told me it’s their Valentine’s Day gift to me,” she says, “I was shocked. I didn’t expect it. But I am also happy and thankful to have fans who shower me with love,” she said.
She went on to reveal that she doesn’t know the exact location of the temple but she confirmed it’s somewhere in Chennai. In the past, fans have built temples for several Tamil stars such as MGR, Khushbu Sundar, Hansika Motwani and Nayanthara among others.
Talking about the honour of having a temple in her name so early on in her career, Nidhhi said: “I am still so new. I’ve done just two films in Tamil, a few in Telugu and I’m shooting for a couple of them in both the languages now. So yes, it’s shocking, but I am also overwhelmed. I didn’t know my fans would go to this extent and do something like this.”
“I don’t even have a formal fans association. I do interact with them on social media, but I haven’t had that chance last year, and in 2021, I’d been caught up with my releases and shoots. I have spoken about wanting to do something for kids and dogs in my interviews. So, I know they have been conducting ‘annadhanam’ for kids and doing welfare activities for animals, which I encourage. But this is unexpected. I just want to say, thank you for all the love. I’m grateful to have such fans.”
Meanwhile, the actress is on a schedule break now and will join the set of her Telugu film with Pawan Kalyan next. “After that, I’ll start shooting for my film with Udhayanidhi Stalin and Magizh Thirumeni. We have quite a lot of portions left in that film,” she signs off.