Aditi Rao Hydari feels she is one of the lucky actors who got the opportunity to work with industry bigwigs early in her career.
Having worked with the likes of Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, Amitabh Bachchan and Malayalam actor, Mammootty, Aditi was blessed to work with one of her favourite filmmakers, Mani Ratnam for the first time.
Aditi says, “One of the things I’ve learnt is that it’s natural and honest to make mistakes. Our mistakes make us human and endearing.”
Sharing her experience of working in different film industries, she says, “I don’t think geography defines the style of working; it’s the individual who captains the ship and steers it a particular way. Mani sir’s cinema goes far beyond the boundaries of language and geography.”
She says she has realised how non-judgemental and generous people are since she began working in the entertainment industry. “They are artistes, and artistes are curious, excitable; they are always like children,” she adds.
Aditi is particular about whom she asks for advice. “I listen to people I trust and respect. But, ultimately, I make my own decisions because we are unique, and so are our mistakes and our experiences,” she states.