Speaking recently to Pinkvilla, Nadiya addressed the question of when she was offered Maine Pyar Kiya but that opportunity didn’t materialise. Feeling almost embarrassed at recalling the story, Nadiya said that there was a long story behind the incident. She chose to give the short version and revealed that the reason she could not sign the film opposite Salman was because she had decided to get married.
Rajshri Productions offered Nadiya the film but by the time the opportunity presented itself, Nadiya had already decided on her wedding dates and they were clashing with the dates that were needed for the shoot of the film. That’s why she couldn’t be Salman’s heroine, a role which was eventually done by Bhagyashree.
Over the years, Nadiya has been a star in Tamil, Malayalam and Telugu films, having won multiple awards for her portrayals, not to mention her memorable debut in the Malayalam movie Nokketha Doorathu Kannum Nattu alongside Mohanlal in 1984. Nadiya will be seen next in the Sony Liv movie Wonder Women along with Parvathy and Nithya Menen.