'Cinema is Magic to Me'

Aditi Rao Hydari on good scripts, directors and movie plans

Published: 12th August 2014 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 12th August 2014 08:05 AM   |  A+A-

BANGALORE: Bollywood actress Aditi Rao Hydari, who started off her career in Chennai, travelled back to South India last week for the Bangalore Fashion Week 2014. The showstopper at designer Lalit Dalmia's debut showcase, she was thrilled to be a part of the show.

About Lalit Dalmia and his collection, Aditi said, "It is inspired by Greek mythology with lovely flowing silhouettes and stunning colours. I've just been introduced to his collection. He is an upcoming designer from Delhi and I wish him all the best."

To Aditi, fashion is instinctive and fun and is completely a part of her everyday life. "But I am not a slave of labels or trends. I wear whatever I enjoy wearing, depending on how I feel on a particular day. Also, screaming 'in your face' labels are really ungraceful, and an over embellishment. Anything that's overdone doesn't work for me," she said.

The actress recently did a mujra number for an upcoming Marathi film, Rama Madhav, directed by Mrinal Kulkarni. The song was choreographed by none other than Saroj Khan. "She is a genius. Saroj Khan previously choreographed me in Sringaram and won a National Award for it. For this particular song in Rama Madhav, there weren't too many classically trained dancers among my contemporaries and we needed to finish a six-minute song in one night. Saroj Khan asked me and I was really happy to do a traditional mujra. I practiced with her and we finished shooting in six hours," she explained.

When asked about her affinity to regional cinema, the Hyderabad-born actress said, "My first film was about a dancer from the devadasi tradition and though I didn't know Tamil, I was very comfortable in front of the camera. So I guess it was in my destiny to be an actor. I know Hindi and so I enjoy working in Hindi movies. But cinema has no barriers, it's pure magic. I'd love to do more regional films. It's ultimately about the script and the director."


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