Aditi Rao Hydari has joined the list of celebrities including Aamir Khan, Varun Dhawan, Vicky Kaushal, Bhumi Pednekar, Kapil Sharma, Parineeti Chopra, Esha Deol and Sonakshi Sinha who have raised their voice for a cause supported by the spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.
These people have come together to ensure a ‘drug free’ country. Says Aditi, “I am happy to be part of this initiative. Drugs should be eradicated and youngsters should stay away from the evil habit.”
Aditi made her on-screen debut in Malayalam film industry with the film ‘Prajapathi’ opposite to Mammootty in 2006. She has also worked on a few Telugu films.
Hydari rose to fame after her performance in Sudhir Mishra’s romantic thriller film ‘Yeh Saali Zindagi’ (2011), a role that won her the Screen Award for Best Supporting Actress. She has since played supporting roles in several Hindi films including the musical ‘Rockstar’ (2011), the romantic comedy ‘Khoobsurat’ (2014) and the thriller ‘Wazir’ (2016).
For the titular role in the thriller ‘Bhoomi’ (2018), she received Dadasaheb Phalke Excellence Award for Best Actress (Critics).
In 2017, Hydari starred in director Mani Ratnam’s ‘Kaatru Veliyidai’ as the character of Leela Abraham, establishing her name among Tamil and Telugu film industries. Hydari’s supportive portrayal of Queen Mehrunisa in the period drama ‘Padmaavat’ (2018) was well received.