Aditi Rao Hydari on why she shifted focus to South cinema: Was grabbing best from what was offered


Actor Aditi Rao Hydari says her shift to the South movie trade was natural because the work being offered there was far more thrilling from what was pitched to her in Bollywood.

Hydari’s made her Hindi debut with filmmaker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s Delhi 6 in 2009 and rose to prominence in 2011 with director Sudhir Mishra’s film Yeh Saali Zindagi.

The actor went on to function in Imtiaz Ali’s Rockstar, romantic-comedy London Paris New York, action-thriller Wazir and Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s period- drama Padmaavat.

She made her Tamil debut in 2007 with Sringaram however acquired a breakthrough a decade later with filmmaker Mani Ratnam’s romantic-drama Kaatru Veliyidai.

“The stuff that was coming to me in Hindi, I wasn’t so enthusiastic about. But movies coming my method in Tamil, Telugu or Malayalam have been actually thrilling. People have been writing scripts for me, ready for me to end one thing and be a part of them.

“It wasn’t that I was weighing my options. I was grabbing the best of what I was being offered, with some of the best people,” Hydari informed PTI.

Kaatru Veliyidai set the boll rolling for the actor as she adopted it up with Telugu drama Sammohanam, Ratnam’s Chekka Chivantha Vaanam and final yr’s Malayalam romance Sufiyum Sujatayum.

Hydari, whose final Hindi movie was Mishra’s 2018 drama Daas Dev, stated lack of fine roles in Hindi movie trade by no means bothered her because the fascinating work stored coming from south.

“I wasn’t disappointed because I don’t think I had the time to be. I was just really excited with the kind of work I was getting. Today I don’t think ‘oh I haven’t done a Hindi film in two years so now I should sign one.’ It really is all about how eager I am to do a film or work with a director.”

The actor just lately returned to the Hindi house with Netflix thriller, The Girl on The Train.

Directed by Ribhu Dasgupta, The Girl on The Train is an official remake of the 2016 thriller of the identical title, which featured Hollywood star Emily Blunt.

The movie is predicated on Paula Hawkins’ 2015 best-selling novel of the identical title.

Hydari stated she feels lucky that complicated elements are being written for actors, pushing them to step out of their consolation zone.

“Today, more interesting stories are being written. As actors we are lucky that a lot of people are coming to us with these scripts. It’s also up to us, to be fearless and make those choices and have conviction in them,” she added.

The actor will probably be subsequent seen in filmmaker Vikramaditya Motwane’s upcoming internet collection Stardust. The present additionally options Bengali cinema star Prosenjit Chatterjee.


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