Getting candid with Aditi Rao Hydari

Know your favourite Aditi Rao Hydari like never before

Jacket,  Rahul Mishra;  Dress,  Mahima Mahajan; Jewellery, Her Story  (Spirit of the Wild Cuff) Jacket, Rahul Mishra; Dress, Mahima Mahajan; Jewellery, Her Story (Spirit of the Wild Cuff)

Dressed regally in shimmering rust, she looks ethereal as if a puff of wind could blow her away. But that's the impression. “I inherited my genes and the entire team involved with a film presents me in a certain way. It's what is on the inside that matters,” says Aditi Rao Hydari who has taken time out from the film schedule of Ribhu Dasgupta's The Girl on the Train, an adaptation of British author Paula Hawkins' book of the same name, for this photo shoot for THE MAN.

The best gift you've received

My genes

How do you unwind? 

Hang out with friends

Aditi Rao Hydari is wearing Rohit Bal jacket, Rohit Gandhi +Rahul Khanna dress and Heart of Blue Sautoir necklace, Heart of Blue Medallion necklace and Poetry in Motion Classic necklace, all by Her Story Aditi Rao Hydari is wearing Rohit Bal jacket, Rohit Gandhi +Rahul Khanna dress and Heart of Blue Sautoir necklace, Heart of Blue Medallion necklace and Poetry in Motion Classic necklace, all by Her Story

If we were to catch you unawares at home, you'd be wearing...

Shorts and tee

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Jacket, Ekaya; Dress, Falguni Shane Peacock; Jewellery,  Her Story (Limitless Rivière necklace, Limitless Pinnacle ring, Versatile necklace, Cluster bangle, Slim bracelet, Zenith bracelet) Jacket, Ekaya; Dress, Falguni Shane Peacock; Jewellery, Her Story (Limitless Rivière necklace, Limitless Pinnacle ring, Versatile necklace, Cluster bangle, Slim bracelet, Zenith bracelet)

Eating...

Avocado...truffle oil... quinoa khichdi

If you had to take someone on a date, you would take...

Ryan Gosling

Jacket, Anamika Khanna; White shirt and pants, Payal Khandwala; Shoes, Christian Louboutin; Jewellery, Her Story (Laughter in the Rain Statement necklace, Statement cuff, Wrap cuff,  Spirit of the Wild Open Sautoir necklace) Jacket, Anamika Khanna; White shirt and pants, Payal Khandwala; Shoes, Christian Louboutin; Jewellery, Her Story (Laughter in the Rain Statement necklace, Statement cuff, Wrap cuff, Spirit of the Wild Open Sautoir necklace)

Where would you go...

The south of France, Italy, Amalfi Coast

You fav holiday destination...

The most foolproof is London in summer

You fav shopping destination...

London

Jacket, Brunello Cucinelli; Dress, Anju Modi; Jewellery,  Her Story (Keeper of Heartstrings Lariat pendant, Large pendant, bracelet, statement ring) Jacket, Brunello Cucinelli; Dress, Anju Modi; Jewellery, Her Story (Keeper of Heartstrings Lariat pendant, Large pendant, bracelet, statement ring)

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What you can't resist buying...

Presents for people...perfume

On your playlist...

It's completely schizophrenic; I listen to all sorts of music — Indian classical, Western classical, rap, hip hop, Coke Studio, qawwali...

Favourite cuisine... Japanese...Southeast
Asian food

Comfort food?

Idli

What makes an actor popular...

Good PR, a godfather, a good trainer, a controversy

A movie that left a lasting impression on you...

Pariyerum Perumal

A book that left a lasting impression on you...

Mark Haddons's The Curious Incident of a Dog in the Night-Time

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You look best in...

Some clothes...not a lot...

If you could change one thing about your face, what would it be?

Nothing

Your relationship advice to young couples...

Keep healing yourself constantly and don't put all the pressure on one person

A skill you want to acquire...

Not be super sensitive...no, no, that's not a skill...I'd like to get back to kalaripayattu

What's the sort of role / movie you would never do...

Something I wouldn't want to watch...where they make derogatory remarks about women, rape jokes, negative comments on women, insensitive cinema

What's in your bucket list?

To record for (AR) Rahman sir (I have already done a live show with him)...buy an island

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What brings a smile to your face?

Love

What annoys you the most?

Inauthentic people, inefficient people

What's the first thing you notice in a woman?

Her eyes

In a man?

His hands, eyes, smile, men who have dimples on their cheeks

Your favourite Perfume

Gucci Blue

And Car

Mercedes

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