A star alone is not responsible for a film’s success, says Aditi Rao Hydari

The versatile actress was seen expressing her point of view at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit, 2017, in Hyderabad

By Manishaa R

Actress Aditi Rao Hydari raised some poignant questions on how the perception of a film at the box-office and its box-office success was not a parameter about the merits of the film on the second day of the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), 2017, which is underway in Hyderabad. The versatile actress, who was present as one of the key panelists on a Master class session moderated by media magnate and Zee Media founder, Subhash Chandra, was responding to a question, ‘Star or script, what makes a film successful’.  “It is not necessary that a film which has earned Rs 400 crore is worth watching,” the actress said adding that “a star alone is not responsible for a film’s success.”

Talking about how the director was more pertinent to the process of film-making, she said, “India is a diverse country and I feel that film-making is about the vision of the director and not about geographical boundaries, religion, caste etc. It’s about feelings. I am blessed to have worked in different films and with diverse filmmakers who have different voices, perspectives,” she further said.

“It is not necessary that a film which has earned Rs 400 crore is worth watching,” – Aditi Rao Hydari

Aditi was earlier deemed a perfect choice and credible authority to shed light on successfully tapping into the creative economy and turning art into wealth creation, for the delegates attending the summit. The talented actress was eagerly looking forward to  being part of a panel on the art and future of cinema, “Different perspectives lead to a lot of learning and to discuss and be on the same platform with some of the renowned names from the entertainment business is a once in a lifetime experience I will truly cherish,” she revealed.

The actress is lately in the news for winning the Best Actress (Tamil) award 2017 for her brilliant performance in Mani Ratnam’s Kaatru Veliyidayi, which also got her rave reviews for her performance.