Aditi Rao Hydari: Actors today are not insecure about taking up supporting roles – Actor Aditi Rao Hydari opens up on how new age actors aren’t bothered about the amount of screen space they get, but are more concerned with what kind of films they are in….
Aditi Rao Hydari is a fearless actor, who executes supporting roles with as much panache as she does lead roles. While she has certainly been taking up films which feature her in the lead, there have been instances when she has had less screen time, such as Fitoor (2016). Does she feel apprehensive about taking up such roles in an industry that is quick to stereotype anyone? “It shouldn’t matter. I believe that it’s the opposite today — actors are not insecure or scared. They are more willing to take risks in terms of what roles they are doing and are open to sharing space with other people as well. It’s great to do a lead role, but more important to do a good movie.”
Aditi was recently seen in Sanjay Dutt’s comeback vehicle Bhoomi, in which she played the role of his daughter. She says that she is happy with the critical acclaim that her performance has been garnering, more than the film’s overall performance at the box-office. “I am overwhelmed with the response that our (Sanjay and my) performances have received so far. It was a lot of hard work, but it was a new space for me, something I had never done before. I even got a chance to work with people I haven’t worked with before, and the setting was also unfamiliar, in the sense of it being a film set in a small town.”
She adds, “I have done different kinds of movies. More than being happy, I am relieved that they worked. Many people from the South have been texting me — from journalists to people who are least expected to say it!” The 30-year-old will be next seen in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magnum-opus Padmavati.