‘FILMMAKERS ARE LISTENING TO US’
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