Who knew that the shy, cotton-sari clad 'bua' from Delhi 6 would one day be playing the lead in a romcom. Actor Aditi Rao Hydari has certainly come a long way. "When I auditioned for Delhi 6, I didn't even know what role it was for. All I knew was that it had an ensemble cast. It was only after I'd been signed that I was told the role was along the lines of Jaya Bachchan's in Sholay. Now that was exciting," she says.
Post Delhi 6, Aditi was seen in Yeh Saali Zindagi and Rockstar last year. Both were supporting roles till London Paris New York came along. "Suddenly, I was a heroine in a love story that was topical and conversational," she smiles. Quiz her on her transition from a supporting actor to a leading lady and Aditi says, "I always knew I wanted to act but I also knew that bagging a leading role would take time. I'd guess my performances in the previous films were noticed which is why Goldie (Behl) and Shrishti (Arya) came to me with London Paris New York."
Aditi comes across as a shy person, but she did some steamy scenes in Yeh Saali Zindagi, Rockstar and London Paris New York. "I'm not too comfortable with bold scenes, but in Yeh Saali Zindagi, Arunoday Singh and I were a couple, so we couldn't play badminton, could we?" she points out.
"For me, it depends upon the director and I wasn't going to give up a chance to work with Sudhir Mishra because of my inhibitions. London Paris New York was a love story too, so it was important to get into character."