"'London Paris..' is a Hitchcock love story"

7 years ago

By Joginder Tuteja Actress Aditi Rao Hydari says her upcoming film "London Paris New York" is a romantic tale told in filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock's thrilling style. Aditi has been paired opposite Pakistani singer-actor Ali Zafar and she says that the film has many twists and turns like any typical Hitchcock film, which were suspense thrillers.

"There are so many twists and turns to the tale that you would never know what is going to happen next. There is this constant push and pull between the characters played by Ali and me that brings on the suspense element.

"I remember that even when I was reading the script, I hurriedly turned pages as I wanted to know what would happen next. I called up my director Anu Menon and told her that she has managed to pull of a Hitchcock styled narrative for a love story," said Aditi.

The film is spread across three years where two absolute strangers meet for a day each in London, Paris and New York and Aditi said that since she and Ali were strangers in real life as well, it helped them portray their characters in the right manner on screen.

"The film is about two unknown people and even though they come into each other way due to a chance encounter, there is an inexplicable connection that builds between them. Strangely the same held true for Ali and me as well; we connected almost immediately," she said.

The actress, who has played supporting characters in films like "Delhi 6", "Yeh Saali Zindagi" and "Rockstar", will be seen in a lead role for the first time. "Lead parts are what I always wanted to do. After all, you want to play the complete part which is replete with songs, dances and the stuff alike. But I was getting supporting roles which were decent enough and gave me an opportunity to work with great people.

"As for the supporting part factor then well out there in Hollywood, even much known actors like Julia Roberts and Natalie Portman started off as a supporting roles. I am happy that things are changing in Bollywood too today," she said.

"London, Paris, New York" hits the theatres on March 2. PTI

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