Aditi learnt Tamil for Mani Rat­nam

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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.”

PHOTO: RO­HAN SHRESTHA

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