Working on your own terms is tough, not impossible: Aditi Rao Hydari

TIL Desk Bollywood/ In the midst of the #MeToo wave that has taken Bollywood by storm, actress Aditi Rao Hydari says she faced one “bad” experience initially in her career but she never settled for anything lesser than dignity and respect over opportunity and fame.

Asked about the casting couch and if an outsider of the film fraternity faces it more often than a star kid, Aditi told: “I only can talk about myself and my experience. Honestly, working on your own terms is difficult for a newcomer but not impossible. I am an example of that.

“My opportunities might become fewer, but I have to choose how I want to deal with it.” Recalling her days as a struggler in the film industry, she said: “I had one bad experience and I stepped out from that, though I had a three-film deal.

I was new and naive, but I have been brought up in a way where I know how to stand for my dignity. “So I let go of an opportunity if it requires me to do anything to compromise on my dignity.” Aditi refused to generalise the film industry as an unsafe place for women.

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