Mani Ratnam roped in Bollywood diva Aditi Rao Hydari for his last release Kaatru Veliyidai, which also featured Karthi as the lead. The ace director makes sure stories in his films have a theme and his leading lady suits the theme. Aditi Rao Hydari was astonishing in Kaatru Veliyidai, exactly as Mani Ratnam wanted. The actress was in awe of the director and did express that during the promotions of the film.
Now, the buzz is that Aditi Rao Hydari has been roped in for Mani Ratnam’s next film as well which will be another romantic entertainer from the genius. A leading daily quoted Aditi Rao Hydari, “I am dying to work with Mani sir again.“
As for any other young actor, it was a dream-come-true moment for Aditi Rao Hydari. Speaking about it, the actress said, “His sets are as beautiful as he is and there is a lot of last-minute improvisation. When I told him I didn’t know the language, he smiled and assured me that this was his problem, not mine. He taught me the lines in Tamil too.”
Aditi also shared her experience of filming with Mani Ratnam and said, “He will see a cliff and suddenly decide to film there. He’ll push you, nudge you, until you think you’re going to die, but eventually, you know that he will be there to catch you… Many tell me that doing a Mani Ratnam film is a good career move. For me, it’s been a life-changing move, the fulfilment of a childhood dream.“