Actress Aditi Rao Hydari, who will be seen opposite Akshay Kumar in upcoming release Boss, says her acting prowess impressed her co-star and she bagged the offer.
Aditi, who will not be romancing Akshay in the film, said she is happy to share the screen space with him.
"In this film there is no girl opposite him. When I first met him he said we thought you are simple, sweet girl next door but later they saw my photo shoot and found me glamorous. He found me hard working and talented and good actor," Aditi said.
"He (Akshay) said he saw potential in me and hence he chose me for the film. That was one of the biggest compliments that came from him. He said he has given break (work) to Katrina Kaif, Sonakshi Sinha and now me which is a great thing. It was great fun working with Shiv Pandit.. People of same age group bond easily at various levels as they have same concerns," Aditi said.
For Aditi, year 2013 seems to be good as her performance was praised in Murder 3.
"I am glad that Murder 3 did well. I came across a statistic saying Chennai Express is on number five and 'Murder 3' is on number six. And now I have Boss. It has been a good and fun year," she said.
The actresses has a small role in the masala entertainer and she feels she will bring freshness to the film.
On sporting a bikini in the film, she said, "By doing a masala film or wearing a bikini, I am not trying to change my image."