‘FILM­MAK­ERS ARE LIS­TEN­ING TO US’

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Time Out - Yashika Mathur

Ac­tor Aditi Rao Hydari (right) has made a mark with films such as Yeh Saali Zindagi (2009), Guddu Rangeela (2015) and Wazir (2016). Re­flect­ing upon the chang­ing po­si­tion of fe­male ac­tors in Bol­ly­wood, Aditi feels that the stature of women in Bol­ly­wood hasn’t changed com­pletely.

About the fact that, to­day, not just male ac­tors, but fe­male ac­tors such as Richa Chadha, Taapsee Pannu are at the top of their game with suc­cess­ful films, she says, “I would like to be­lieve that it is chang­ing and it should be chang­ing. The first change that has hap­pened is that there are many girls from out­side of the in­dus­try, who are join­ing films. They’re com­ing from dif­fer­ent back­grounds with their own unique ideas about world, art and cin­ema,” says Aditi. The ac­tor also feels that fe­male ac­tors have be­come more vo­cal about the kind of roles they want to play and the film­mak­ers are lis­ten­ing. “We want to be at the core of sto­ry­telling and artis­tic vi­sion and it will hap­pen. For us to take the de­ci­sion and have the courage to live with this de­ci­sion is true em­pow­er­ment,” she adds.

We want to be at the core of sto­ry­telling and artis­tic vi­sion and, it will hap­pen. That is em­pow­er­ment ADITI RAO HYDARI, AC­TOR

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