Aditi Rao Hydari lost roles because foreign filmmakers didn’t feel her looks were Indian enough


Aditi Rao Hydari is one of the most stunning actresses of our time. She has done outstanding work in not only Bollywood but also in the South and many other language movies. She is a thorough professional and is open to offers from whatever industry it may be.

While talking about working abroad, Aditi revealed a very shocking thing that she experienced. She said that in spite of giving good auditions, she lost the roles as the people felt that she didn’t look Indian in the typical sense. She said, “I’ve lost international films, and in most cases the makers felt I don’t look conventional Indian… It’s surprising how I have been told that I look different quite a number of times. Had it happened once I would have still ignored. There are instances when even after giving a good audition, the role did not come to me. Later when I saw who they cast, it was evident why I got rejected… I don’t want to name those films as that would not be the right thing to do.”

Aditi added, “What amuses me is that I’m mostly complimented for my traditional looks and the way I carry Indian attires here. Even directors like Mani [Ratnam] sir, Sanjay [Leela Bhansali] sir wants me to wear Indian clothes. In their films I have mostly flaunted traditional looks and attire, but internationally I’m perceived differently… I just hope things work out for me soon.”

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