Actress Aditi Rao Hydari, who is basking in the appreciation coming her way for her brief but brilliant performance in Padmaavat, has confirmed that she is set to reunite with filmmaker Mani Ratnam for another Tamil film. Aditi last collaborated with Ratnam in Kaatru Veliyidai last year.
Confirming this development, Aditi in an interview to IANS said 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 Kaatru Veliyidai.
When asked if doing two successive projects of Mani Ratnam, mean she is his new muse she said, “I’d love to be,” and further added: “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 will come away with something very valuable.”
Aditi was unwilling to share any more details of the project, except that 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 with whatever Mani sir decides.”
Speculations are rife that this Mani Ratnam’s film will be a multi-starrer featuring Vijay Sethupathi, Fahadh Faasil, Simbu, Jyothika and Aishwarya Rajesh along with Aditi Rao Hydari. Produced by Madras Talkies, maestro AR Rahman has been roped in to compose the music while cinematographer Santosh Sivan will join the film, marking his sixth collaboration with Ratnam.