Mumbai, July 15 : It's almost every actresses' dream to work with the veteran director Mani Ratnam, whether its in Bollywood or down south.
He is one director who is on everybodys wish list. Recently, Alia Bhatt too expressed her desire to work with him in a film.
Only a few actresses like Manisha Koirala and Aishwarya Rai from Bollywood have had the unique opportunity to work with him in his films like Dil Se, Bombay and Guru, Raavan respectively. This time, its Aditi Rao Hydari who has been hand picked by the director for his next magnum opus.
Mani Ratnams heroines are always known for their delicate and innocent looks coupled with powerful performances. Aditi, known for her porcelain looks and sensitive yet powerful performance and was an instant fit for the lead role.
The dainty actress has started shooting for the film and everyone on the sets as well as industry insiders alike think that the young actress reminds them of Manisha Koirala from her Bombay and Dil Se days.
A source from the sets of the film says, When we shot with Aditi on the first day, she reminded everyone of Manisha Koirala from Dil Se who was the poster girl of innocence clubbed with performance. Its a lethal combination and one we are eager to watch come alive again with Aditi.