Why do peo­ple curb art, asks Aditi Rao Hy­dari

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Front Page - Yashika Mathur yashika.mathur@htlive.com

Ac­tor Aditi Rao Hy­dari (left) doesn’t be­lieve in minc­ing words and takes a stand for something she feels strongly about, es­pe­cially when it comes to the film in­dus­try. The ac­tor has con­demned the re­cent at­tack on Bol­ly­wood film­maker San­jay Leela Bhansali by ac­tivists of a Ra­jput or­gan­i­sa­tion on the sets of his next film. Bhansali was ac­cused of dis­tort­ing the facts in the film.

Aditi says, “A film­maker is a sto­ry­teller and you can­not curb some­body’s de­sire to tell a story. That’s not fair. We should be proud of film­mak­ers such as San­jay sir and Mani (Rat­nam) sir and give them chance to make films be­cause they cre­ate cin­e­matic his­tory,” says Aditi, who is part of Bhansali’s next project.

“I’ve been brought up in an en­vi­ron­ment, where we were given artis­tic free­dom and scope for speak­ing your mind. I find it dif­fi­cult to un­der­stand the rea­son be­hind such kind of vi­o­lence,” she adds.

The 30-year-old ac­tor be­lieves that the so­lu­tion to fight a vi­o­lent mind is to stand to­gether. “More peo­ple should come to­gether, and not let bul­lies harm us. This way, noth­ing can come in our way of mak­ing good films. There is so much power in be­liev­ing in the other per­son’s vi­sion and stand­ing by him or her. If we do that, hope­fully we will stop be­com­ing soft tar­gets,” says Aditi.

She adds that artists, be it in Bol­ly­wood or any other in­dus­try, would never re­sort to vi­o­lence to take re­venge. “Ul­ti­mately, we are artists and we don’t want to scream and shout at any­body. We also want love. We are cre­at­ing something [films] with so much pas­sion and we don’t want to be sub­jected to vi­o­lence,” she says.

A film­maker is a sto­ry­teller and you can­not curb some­body’s de­sire to tell a story. That’s not fair ADITI RAO HY­DARI, AC­TOR

PHOTO: YO­GEN SHAH

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