Actress Aditi Rao Hydari, (pictured) whose last film London, Paris, New York managed to pull audiences to theatres, believes in healthy competition and says the success stories of senior actors motivates new entrants.
“I guess happy, healthy competition is a good thing. You have people who have been working in the industry for a long time, they are doing good work and the entire nation is crazy about them. It encourages us to work much harder,” she said when asked whether the young face stiff competition from the likes of the three Khans.
“We have people who we look up to. So I think it’s a good thing and a good trend,” added the 33-year-old. She was speaking on the sidelines of Big Star Young Entertainer awards where young and new talents were honoured for their achievements.
Aditi says the segregation between new and old is not necessary, but agrees that it helps youngsters who feel lost.
“I don’t think there is a need for segregation. But maybe we are in a phase in our film industry where there are so many exciting people and there are lots of senior people who are still doing fabulous work. I think that’s why the younger ones, who are entering the industry, tend to get a little lost.
“I think it’s a good thing that so many wonderful people from all age groups and generations are working under the same roof,” she added.
Aditi started her Bollywood career with Delhi 6 and went on to do a small role in Yeh Saali Zindagi. She featured as a journalist in Imtiaz Ali’s Rockstar before landing the lead role in Goldie Behl’s London, Paris, New York opposite Pakistani actor Ali Zafar.
Shaan brings Kishore’s melodies alive: Kishore Kumar’s music has lived through the years — and a concert by singer Shaan, who sang evergreen hits of the legendary actor-singer, was proof enough.
Be it children in early teens or the elderly ones in the crowd — people across all ages swayed to Kishore da’s tunes on Sunday night as Shaan performed at a musical evening dedicated to the legendary singer.
One could see the crowd of over 1,000 Kishore Kumar fans in the audience completely engrossed as Shaan set the mood for the show. — IANS