None of her four Bollywood releases could garner Aditi Rao Hydari as much mileage as her recent bikini clad photos (for upcoming film, Boss). In a series of media interviews, the actress wondered what the fuss was all about. a�?I have worn a bikini at the age of four. I still have that innocent face. I dona��t think it clashes with glamour. Please, there is more to me than a bikini,a�? she laughs.
Her next film, Boss, that comes after last yeara��s money spinner, Murder 3, is yet another attempt to pump up the glamour quotient. a�?As an actor, I want to be desirable, try different kind of roles. Boldness is not about a bikini and kissing scenes. Cana��t we combine talent and glamour? I will do glamorous roles as long as it is filmed by the right people. There is nothing wrong in having a good body and being a good actor,a�? shoots the lady. Having said that, she admits that in Boss (remake of Malayalam film, Pokkiriraja), starring Akshay Kumar and Shiv Pandit, she is not just eye-candy. a�?After Murder 3, where I played a glamorous character and the light, romantic one in London, Paris NewYork, I wanted to play a complete commercial Bollywood heroine. I really wanted that accep-tance,a�?she confides.
On the fashion charts
She admits her Bollywood career that started with Delhi 6, didna��tcome easy, considering she had to fight a lone battle without godfathers. a�?There has been days when I have cried. I dona��t take things for granted. But then does anything in life come easy?a�? she says. And is the media tooA� critical of an actressa�� sartorial choices? a�?Ita��s just that we are featured wrongly at times. Like there was a time, I wore gumboots when it was raining and I was called a fashion disaster. I have a certain sense of aesthetics and I am used to being called a�?pixiea�� and a�?petitea��. I am used to it, why should I try to be someone else? Today, I have more access to designers. It is part of our job to look good,a�?she signs off.