Aditi Rao Hydari started her journey into Bollywood in a supporting role for ‘Delhi 6’ (2009), and now the actress has got quite a few major films lined up.
In an interview with Pune Mirror, Hydari says she’s proud of what she has achieved to date, 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.”
The ‘Wazir’ (2016) actress added that it is a struggle in the industry, but she remains positive. “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.”
Hydari’s forthcoming film ‘Bhoomi’, which will see her star in her first lead role alongside Sanjay Dutt. She added, “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.”
Having worked with Mani Ratnam and Omung Kumar, Hydari is set to work with Sanjay Leela Bhansali in ‘Padmavati’, which is a dream come true for her. “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 further added. “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.”
Hydari shares how Amitabh Bachchan is one person who continues to inspires her. “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.”