‘DANCE & MUSIC ARE A PART OF ME’- Sunday Pioneer, Sunday, 6th March 2016

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Sunday, 06 March 2016 | Prakriti Roy | in Sunday Pioneer

Talktime | Aditi Aao Hydari 
In just five years in the industry, ADITI RAO HYDARI has carved a niche for herself in the film industry, taking up very different roles. She talks to PRAKRITI ROY about her latest project and what the industry is likeTell us about your latest project with webseries’ creator Culture Machine.

This video is part of Blush channel’s Unblushed series. I am really happy to have got the opportunity to do something like this which I really believe in. In fact, I found out later that a lot of women I admire, like Kalki (Koechlin), have also been associated with them, women with conviction. I was the one who suggested dance as the medium to embody everything that I discussed with the director about women.

How important is dance for you?

Dance and music are a part of me. It’s something in my personal space and this is the first time I am doing it full-fledged on screen. Dancing on camera is amazing and it’s something that never makes me feel self-conscious.

Does Women’s Day hold any significance for you?

The video is being released on Women’s Day. But for me, every day is woman’s. You can’t really segregate one day to celebrate womanhood. But I do feel that most women are such multi-tasking superheroes that they often forget to celebrate themselves.

What are your thoughts on the wave of webseries?

I believe it is natural progression, the way forward. At the end of the day, it boils down to intent. A story has to be told and this is a good medium for that as it doesn’t face constraints like budget as films do. Without that kind of pressure, creativity can flow freely.

Delhi-6 to Wazir, how has your journey been?

I actually started with Yeh Saali Zindagi! There is a lot of work but very little of it is good quality work. You can create credible and memorable work only when you’re working with truly creative people. I have been taking one step at a time, but it’s always been one step up. When I started off, I was very unsure of myself. But now I know that if you are comfortable in your skin, you’re the best version of yourself.

Are there any particular kind of roles you like to play?

I don’t want to lock myself in an image box for the convenience of others. I do not want to stick to just one thing but be versatile. I want to work in scripts where I am not replaceable and I can add real value to it.

What are the differences you’ve seen in terms of content?

There are people today who write scripts where characters are more important than their gender. It is more about the story and creating memorable characters.

Which roles you wish you could have done?

There are so many amazing directors who are making excellent movies like Queen, Piku, Highway, Lootera, Tanu Weds Manu Returns, Bajirao Mastani. The list is long.

Any films in the pipeline?

I am working on Sudhir Mishra’s contemporary interpretation of Devdas Aur Devdas.

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