Aditi learnt Tamil for Mani Ratnam
Actor Aditi Rao Hydari (below) has got alot of appreciation for her Tamil film Kaatru Veliyidai, helmed by filmmaker Mani Ratnam. The actor, who has been part of Bollywood films such as Yeh Saali Zindagi (2009), London, Paris, New York (2012) and Wazir (2016), says that she doesn’t differentiate between Hindi and regional films.
“I look at the industry as the Indian film industry, not as Bollywood or regional. We tell stories and create emotions with them. No story has any geographical and language boundaries. As an actor, what drives me is a director as he/she is the one who creates these beautiful stories,” says Aditi, adding, “It doesn’t matter, if the director is telling that story in Tamil, in Hindi or Spanish, if he/she is good, I want to work with that person as he/she will create a story and character, which will live far beyond my time,” says the actor, who was recently awarded at the Women Economic Forum.
Talking about working with Mani Ratnam, she says, “The problem in working in a regional film is the difficulty to learn the language. But, my childhood dream of working with Mani sir is far greater than the hurdle of learning the language. So, I decided that I am going to learn it.”