From her supporting role in “Delhi 6” to playing filmmaker Mani Ratnam’s muse in “Kaatru Veliyidai”, Aditi Rao Hydari has come a long way.
The actress, who is working with some of the biggest directors in the film industry, 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 told PTI.
The 30-year-old actress says it is hard to sustain in films but self-belief is her driving force.
“The wishes that I made, the dreams that I 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 release is “Bhoomi”, directed by Omung Kumar. The movie is a father-daughter story and the actress plays the titular role.
“It is my first title role. The film is about a father standing with his daughter. It is about men being together with women and empowering them. The experience has been soul- wrenching. The character has made me push my limits. I actually get attracted to such stuff,” she says.
Post “Bhoomi”, Aditi will be seen in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magnum opus “Padmavati”.
Aditi says she looks up to acting greats like Amitabh Bachchan to stay inspired.
“I don’t want to become a jaded person and I don’t want to be complacent. I always want to feel this excitement and I hope I can. And when I see people like Mr Amitabh Bachchan, it drives me more,” she adds.