After Aishwarya Rai Bachchan it seems Mani Ratnam has found a new muse.Aditi RaoHydari who starred in Mani Ratnam’s Kaatru Veliyidai last year, is all set to reunite with Ratnam for another Tamil film that starts shooting later this year.
Confirming this development Aditi who is basking in her brief but brilliant performance in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmaavat, says she couldn’t have hoped for a better start to 2018. “The positive reviews for Padmaavat were totally unexpected since I thought I didn’t have much to do.Now I am again doing a film with Mani Ratnam, just a year after KaatruVeliyidai.”
Doing two successive projects of Mani Ratnam, does it mean she is his new muse?
“I’d love to be!” laughs Hydari. “Which actress wouldn’t want to work with Mani Sir, and that too twice within one year. I learnt so much while doing Kaatru Veliyidai. I am sure this time again I’ll come away with something very valuable.”
Aditi is unwilling to share any more details of the project except to say it would take her to a new area of emotions. “It won’t be anything like Kaatru Veliyidai.Also,this time I hope to speak my own Tamil lines on screen. For Kaatru Veliyidai,I had diligently learnt the language and practised the nuances. But finally my voice was dubbed by someone who did a wonderful job. This time I will try to do my own lines. But of course I’ll go whatever Mani Sir decides.”