With most young girls confused about their sense of fashion and clothes that suit their personality, actress Aditi Rao Hydari convinces the younger generation that fashion needs to be natural, effortless and fun.
Even after acting in several Bollywood films including Rockstar, Boss and recently released Guddu Rangeela, fashion continues to remain a vital part of Aditi’s life as she continues to walk the ramp and pose for photo shoots on a regular basis. “Fashion is an effortless extension of myself. It’s something that betters your personality and more importantly, it’s just a lot of fun,” expressed the actress, after launching fashion outlet Only, in the city on Wednesday.
A popular face in Hindi cinema, Aditi who hails from Hyderabad, is yet to make her Tollywood debut. Subtly indicating that it’s because of lack of meaty roles in an industry which is notorious for stereotyping its leading ladies, the actress said, “I just haven’t found the right script yet. I’m looking for meaningful roles. Even if it’s a small one, it should somehow connect to the story. Because at the end of the day, that’s what cinema is all about – telling a story,” Aditi quipped.
“Having said that, sometimes it’s a lot of fun to act in commercial entertainers. There’s no harm in appearing in cameos and shooting for a few songs. This can also be a lot of fun,” she added.
The actress, who shot to fame with Sudhir Mishra’s 2011 film Yeh Saali Zindagi, said she hasn’t shut the door on Telugu films altogether and would love to work in films like SS Rajamouli’s recent blockbuster Baahubali. “I would love to be a part of a film like that, where the female character was powerful, elegant and colourful. If a Telugu film like Baahubali comes my way, I won’t be able to refuse it,” confessed the 28-year-old.
With the prominence of social media increasing by the day, celebrities are under constant scrutiny. Sonam Kapoor was the latest victim of mockery and abuse on Twitter for branding Mumbai’s meat ban “misogynistic”. Aditi, while admitting that social media has both positives and drawbacks, said, “It’s a great platform to communicate and reach out to a wider audience. Personally, I’m not bothered about how people react to what I say and I’m not scared of negative remarks. I will not shy away from expressing my views as I wish,” she said, firmly.
The actress, who was last seen in Subhash Kapoor’s Guddu Rangeela is awaiting the release of Bejoy Nambiar’s Wazir with Amitabh Bachchan and Farhan Akhtar. “It’s a very special film I’m also working on Abhishek Kapoor’s Fitoor, in which I play a young begum,” she signed off.