Aditi Rao Hydari is on a high. After recently winning an award for her performance in Yeh Saali Zindagi (2011), she has turned singer in her film London Paris New York.
The actor reveals that her co-star Ali Zafar encouraged her to sing. “Ali was always singing on the sets and I would casually join him. He is the one who encouraged me to sing and built up my confidence.”
She adds that she has always had a penchant for singing. “I can’t imagine a life without singing. Though others say my voice is good, I was not confident of it being used for recording a professional song.”
Hydari admits her co-star also guided her through the recordings.
“He brought out the best in me. He’d say ‘If God has given you a gift, then use it’. That worked!” Hydari has sung a rock ballad and a club song along with Ali for the film’s soundtrack, which also boasts of varied music genres like pop, electronica and blues.
She says, “It’s my first complete commercial film. It is a romantic comedy and it revolves around a tale of two youngsters in their twenties.”
Directed by Anu Menon, the film is about a couple that meets at the bridges of three rivers Thames, Siene and Hudson, in London, Paris and New York respectively.
Hydari has also been approached by Zafar to be a part of his forthcoming album, which may also feature Katrina Kaif as a singer.
She says, “I would be happy to be a part of it. I would love to sing for my other films as well, if there is an opportunity.” She will also be seen in Shivam Nair’s next along side Irrfan Khan.
She says, “We are yet to sign on the dotted line. I loved the script and I am excited about the role.”