Actor-singer Ali Zafar says his London Paris New York co-star Aditi Rao Hydari is a good girl and the duo have become close friends.Actors Ali Zafar and Aditi Rao Hydari share a great bond and it was clearly evident when the duo visited the HT City office in the Capital, on Wednesday afternoon, to promote their upcoming film, London Paris New York.
Spending some time at the HT House, Ali, who was last seen in Mere Brother Ki Dulhan (2011), said, “It was great working with Aditi. She is a good girl, well-behaved and didn’t even hit on me. She is easy to work with. But honestly, I won’t mind if she actually hit on me! She is a very close friend.”
Aditi, too, had many good things to say about Ali. “He is a wonderful dude. He encouraged me a lot. Singing on the sets was a constant thing. There was never a dull moment during the shoot. We bonded really well.”
Talking about the film, helmed by Anu Menon, Aditi, who has worked in films such as Delhi 6 and Rockstar, said, “It’s a quirky, fun, romantic story about connection between two people — Nikhil and Lalitha. It is about their journey in three cities and the coming-of-age story of their love together. It is a story that will keep you on your toes and has lots of surprises.”
The duo also talked about their plan to visit the Nizamuddin Dargah in the city. “We both want to seek divine blessings for ourselves and our film. I really want to go to Ajmer Sharif but haven’t been able to do so till now. So, I thought of visiting the Nizamuddin Dargah while I am in Delhi,” Ali said. Interestingly, he also sang a few songs from the film during his visit.
London is Aditi’s pick out of the three cities that make the title of the film. The actor says she likes London for its mix between traditional sensibilities and modernity.
Ali’s choice, though, was New York because of its “energy and buzz”. Staying grounded in the glamour world is difficult, but Ali has managed to stand his ground. Talking about it, he says, “It is very important for me as an artist that I do not lose my innocence and simplicity and be connected to who I am. Honestly, the day I feel I am losing my spirit, I will leave this glamour world.”