Aditi cred­its her film­mak­ers for nur­tur­ing her

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From her sup­port­ing role in Delhi 6 (2009) to play­ing film­maker Mani Rat­nam’s muse in Kaa­tru Veliyidai, ac­tor Aditi Rao Hy­dari (right) has come a long way.

The ac­tor says she is proud that she has come this far with­out any back­ing. “I came from nowhere and it has been baby steps. I don’t have that kind of back­ing but I never crib about it. I al­ways feel blessed be­cause so many peo­ple have taken me un­der their wings, nur­tured me and made me a part of their vi­sion,” Aditi says.

She says it is hard to sus­tain in films but self-be­lief is her driv­ing force. “The wishes that I made, the dreams that I have dreamt; I did re­alise them. It is def­i­nitely a strug­gle. Get­ting work is not tough but to work with peo­ple I al­ways wanted to is dif­fi­cult,” she says.

Her next Bol­ly­wood pro­ject — a fa­ther-daugh­ter story — is di­rected by Omung Ku­mar, where the ac­tor plays the tit­u­lar role. “It is my first ti­tle role. The film is about men be­ing to­gether with women and em­pow­er­ing them. The ex­pe­ri­ence has been soul­wrench­ing. The char­ac­ter has made me push my lim­its. I ac­tu­ally get at­tracted to such stuff,” says the 30-year-old ac­tor, who will also fea­ture in San­jay Leela Bhansali’s next.

Aditi says she is liv­ing her dream as she al­ways wanted to work with film­mak­ers such as Rat­nam and Bhansali. “I want some­body to push me and grill me and ex­tract a per­for­mance out me, which no­body ex­pects. Af­ter Mani sir, it was Omung sir and now it is San­jay sir,” she says. “These film­mak­ers nur­ture you and they are like a drug, you keep want­ing to go back to them,” she adds.

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