Aditi Rao Hydari, whose film Bhoomi is all set to release in theatres this Friday, said that movies addressing the issue of violence against women are a reflection of what is happening in the society. After Sridevi's MOM and Raveeena Tandon's Maatr, which showed a mother's fight for justice for her daughter, Omung Kumar's Bhoomi will see a father (played by Sanjay Dutt) stand up for his daughter (Aditi). Speaking to news agency PTI about her forthcoming movie, the 30-year-old actress said, "It's either simple love stories or humorous ones. Isn't that repetitive? It has been done so many times. Every kind of violence is different, every parent-child relationship is different. I'm sure Mom was different. But these stories were not able to reach out to the audiences. I really hope Bhoomi does."
- Aditi described her character in Bhoomi as a 'woman of internal strength'
- Bhoomi will explore the relationship between a father and daughter
- Aditi said Sanjay Dutt is 'an experienced, loved and established actor'
"So many cases of violence against women continue to take place, why aren't we asking this question to the system? There are certain things that are constantly seen in our society - be it honour killings, rape or any kind of sexual assault. Or whether it's people being silenced for having a voice of dissent," Aditi Rao Hydari added.
Bhoomi will explore the relationship between a father and daughter. In the film, Sanjay Dutt will feature as a doting father, who is all set to marry off his daughter but there is a tragic turn of events after which he vows to fight for the injustice done to her.
"Here you see a father believing in his daughter and that comes out of love. It is often shown that a daughter always stands up for her family. But I don't know how many times the parents stand up for the daughter," Adito Rao Hydari told PTI.
Aditi Rao Hydari described her character in Bhoomi as a 'woman of internal strength.'
"With us city girls, there is an assumption that we have the space to raise our voice. Most of the parents in India, especially in smaller towns, fear for daughters due to the inhuman treatment meted out to them. They want her to go away, saying, 'you're not my responsibility anymore'. I don't understand why don't we nurture our girls?," PTI quoted Aditi as saying.
Bhoomi is Sanjay Dutt's first film post his five-year jail term in connection with the 1993 Mumbai blasts case.
Talking about her co-star, Aditi Rao Hydari said that Sanjay Dutt is 'an experienced, loved and established actor.'
"For example, the first shot in any traditional movie set-up would have been his. But here, I don't know whether they thought about it or it just happened that the first shot in the film is a scene where Bhoomi is dyeing her father's hair. That's a rare thing to happen," Aditi Rao Hydari told PTI.
After Bhoomi, Aditi Rao Hydari will feature in a pivotal role in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmavati, starring Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor.
(With PTI inputs)