'I have guardian angels'
Being happy about playing the role of Mehrunissa in Padmavat, the fashionista of Bollywood – Aditi says that she likes to play the roles which have character
New Delhi: Actor Aditi Rao Hydari, who received acclaim for her brief yet evocative role as Mehrunissa in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's epic drama Padmaavat, says that dreams do come true if they are guided by right intention. She also feels that she has guardian angels as she is currently living her dreams.
"I think every film and every experience helps you grow and learn, I would say Mani Ratnam's film and Padmaavat made me believe that if you have a dream and your intentions are guided by that dream then it does come true," Aditi said.
She added: "They are legendary directors and for me with no backing to be living that dream has been so fulfilling (that) I feel blessed... I do know that it makes a difference to ones career to have experiences like these and I am grateful for them. I am convinced I have guardian angels."
When asked if she feels that she has finally arrived in Bollywood just like she is known for her fashion sense, she said: "I don't even think like that, these things are for others to say. I'd rather put my energy and love into my work, the people I love and living and loving every second of my life."
"I don't like to shout about myself from the roof tops. Firstly a director and the whole team has made it happen for me, secondly there is so much noise, why shout above the chaos?.... I'd rather keep that energy for when I'm in front of the camera," she said.
"I loved playing Leela in Mani sir's love story ( Kaatru Veliyidai ). It was an epic and fraught love story...I've loved playing Mehrunissa, I felt lucky to have been picked to play such a beautiful person...And my most recent work in
Sammohanam in Telugu which is a huge success and still playing in theaters...," she told about the roles she played by far.
The actor says that she likes roles that have character. "They (heroines) can be feminine, vulnerable but also are strong and fearless. I am drawn to characters like these," she said.
"I always wanted to do a films like My Week with Marilyn, Notting Hill and Roman Holiday so I jumped at this opportunity," she told.
She is shooting with the director Mani Ratnam along with a film directed by Sankalp Reddy.