Aditi Rao Hydari hates to be pigeonholed and does roles that convince her

There’s much hoopla about women being portrayed as objects of desire on the Bollywood screen. But Aditi Rao Hydari, who is seen in a bikini in Boss, says that there is a thin line between portraying something aesthetically and cheaply. The Murder 3 actress is certain that the scene will be presented well in the film. “It is okay to look sensuous and glamorous. But it is important that the people I work with don’t misrepresent it. I don’t want to be uncomfortable, portray myself in a cheap manner or mouth double entendres. I have let go off such projects.”

Aditi made her big screen debut as a submissive aunt in Delhi 6 and then went on to play a loving wife in Sudhir Mishra’s Yeh Saali Zindagi but the actor insists that she is not trying to change her image. “I am comfortable in different avatars. I don’t like to be pigeonholed.” Aditi says she does not think too much about doing roles she’s convinced about. “People asked me how I did Yeh Saali Zindagi, in which I had to kiss Arunoday Singh 22 times. But I did it because it was part of the characterisation, so with my bikini scene in Boss.”

So are item numbers too on Aditi’s to-do list? She despises the term ‘item number’. Aditi, who is a trained Bharatanatyam dancer, maintains, “I would be comfortable with a dance number and not an item number. My favourite dance numbers are Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s ‘Kajra re’ and Madhuri Dixit’s ‘Ghagra’.”