Mumbai, Feb 22: For actress Aditi Rao Hydari, the transition from being a supporting actor in Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s ‘Delhi 6’ and Sudhir Mishra’s ‘Yeh Saali Zindagi’ to being a leading lady in ‘London Paris New York’ is all due to destiny and now she would like to do more of lead roles only.
Ask her about the transition from a supporting actor to a solo lead, Aditi, says, “I feel it is all because of destiny. Lots of people were saying they wanted to see me in a lead role. But I can do nothing as I had no contacts, I did not know anybody. One can sit in chair and say she is talented but not do anything about it. It takes a leap of faith for a producer to say we will take her. So I feel its destiny that I got this film.”
Aditi, who would be seen in Goldie Behl’s upcoming film, ‘London Paris New York’ opposite Pakistani actor-singer Ali Zafar, says this time she would like to stick her guns to lead roles.
“When I started my film career, I never thought of any difference between lead and supporting characters. I feel supporting roles gives a window into a particular aspect of a character while leading roles let you live the full life of a character,” Aditi said.
“I would like to do lead roles. I feel that I can give a lot to a lead role. And there are some really good offers that have come my way. Now, if I just accept to do only second lead roles then I feel I would get slotted. And I would not like the industry to slot me into anything. I don’t want this to happen,” she said.
The actress feels that lead roles provide more scope for an actor to do lot of things at one go.
“In a lead role, you get to do so much on several fronts—be it emotions, pain, happy and sad stuff, sing, dance etc...you get to live a life, which is very satisfying. I always wanted to do that and this is where I want to be,” Aditi said.