I don’t have any backing but I never crib about it: Aditi Rao Hydari
“I came from nowhere and it has been baby steps. I don’t have that kind of backing but I never crib about it. I always feel blessed because so many people have taken me under their wings, nurtured me and made me a part of their vision,” Aditi says.Updated: Jun 05, 2017 18:12 IST
From her supporting role in Delhi 6 to playing filmmaker Mani Ratnam’s muse in Kaatru Veliyidai, Aditi Rao Hydari has come a long way.
The actress, who is working with some of the biggest directors in the film industry, says she is proud that she has come this far without any backing. “I came from nowhere and it has been baby steps. I don’t have that kind of backing but I never crib about it. I always feel blessed because so many people have taken me under their wings, nurtured me and made me a part of their vision,” Aditi said.
“The wishes that I made, the dreams that I dreamt, I did realise them. It is definitely a struggle. Getting work is not tough but to work with people I always wanted to is difficult,” she says.
Her next Bollywood release is Bhoomi, directed by Omung Kumar. The movie is a father-daughter story and the actress plays the titular role. “It is my first title role. The film is about a father standing with his daughter. It is about men being together with women and empowering them. The experience has been soul- wrenching. The character has made me push my limits. I actually get attracted to such stuff,” she says.
Post Bhoomi, Aditi will be seen in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magnum opus Padmavati. “I want somebody to push me and grill me and extract a performance out me which nobody expects. After Mani sir, it was Omung sir and now it is Sanjay sir. I am living my dream,” she saiid.
Both Bhansali and Ratnam are known as tough task masters, but Aditi believes getting out of one’s comfort zone is important. “I always wanted to work with Mani sir and Bhansali sir. I may be in an uncomfortable situation someway, but I don’t consider it as I like being challenged. There is a great joy in it. These filmmakers nurture you and they are like a drug, you keep wanting to go back to them,” she said.
“I don’t want to become a jaded person and I don’t want to be complacent. I always want to feel this excitement and I hope I can. And when I see people like Mr Amitabh Bachchan, it drives me more,” she adds.
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First Published: May 14, 2017 16:06 IST