Apart from talent & connections, you do need loads of luck to make it big in Bollywood. Rajeev Masand’s latest blind item is about an actress with royal lineage, who despite starring in several high profile films is yet to make it big in Bollywood. It does hurt that her romantic liason with a married director-actor-singer too did not create the kind of buzz that would boost her career.
This beautiful actress with porcelain skin may be destined to remain on the fringes of the A-list, despite having appeared in a bunch of big films that had the potential to send her career skyrocketing. Alas, the films bombed and despite credible performances in most, she was unable to reach the higher rungs of stardom. A shame, because anyone who meets her tends to repeat the same refrain: “Why isn’t she a bigger star?” The short answer to that question just may be: Because she hasn’t stirred public consciousness.
Don’t believe me? Listen on. Not long ago, the actress was at Hauz Khas in the Capital, shopping for a pair of sunglasses. She found a pricey pair at one of the fancier stores, and after paying for them, the shop manager, a genial middle-aged gentleman, asked her to enter her details in their visitor’s book so they could contact her when they had fresh stock of her preferred brand. She declined, but the manager insisted, oblivious of who she was.
The bittersweet reality of the situation wasn’t lost on the actress, but she wasn’t about to fill the visitor’s book anyway. She left the store clutching her new purchase and leaving the poor manager perplexed over her unwillingness to fulfil a simple formality. It was clear to her that A-list stardom was still elusive.
Actress: Aditi Rao Hydari