It has taken Aditi Rao Hydari almost seven years to find her bearings in the film industry ever since she came here in 2006. She has just signed Bejoy Nambiar‘s film opposite Farhan Akhtar.
Aditi Rao Hydari , who starred her Bollywood journey in Yeh Saali Zindagi and Delhi 6, feels it’s a disadvantage to be an outsider in Bollywood. ”Not that anyone takes advantage of you. I firmly believe the way one is treated depends on one’s conduct and intentions. Of course, men will look at you in a certain way if you are single and attractive. I believe most men behave strangely with women when their wives and girlfriends are not watching,” she added.
Luckily, she hasn’t met the so called BAD BRIGADE in Bollywood and says that things so far have been good for her.
“So far I’ve had no bad experiences. But yes, it hasn’t been an easy journey for me. I didn’t know how to play the game. I wish I had people to tell me what to do, how to look for the right roles. In the absence of a support system I just did whatever I thought right. I don’t regret any of my career decisions. Nor do I feel victimized or mistreated. But I do feel there are two distinct types of career opportunities in our industry. One for girls from film families and another for girls who come to the industry with no connections.” states Aditi Rao Hydari with a determined look on her face.
Aditi Rao Hydari, who was also seen in Rockstar and London Paris New York, always felt over-qualified during her period of struggle. ”I don’t know what it was about me. I was told it was a problem of slotting me. It took a long time to find out they meant – I’m good looking and talented and I could sing and dance. So they didn’t know which of my skills to use.” she said.
Aditi Rao Hydar does not want to essay roles of a man-eating seductress and feels that its high time women are also given the same space as in the men in Bollywood.
Aditi Rao Hydari and Aamir Khan’s wife Kiran Rao are maternal first cousins and she was married to Satyadeep Mishra but of what we know, both have parted ways now.
Currently she is busy rapping up The Legend of Michael Mishra with Arshad Warsi and Zarine Khan as well as Guddu Rangeela with Amit Sadh.
Here’s wishing this girl all the best!