Hotties to ‘Murder’ For - Chatting with Aditi Hydari and Sara Loren

Actors Sara Loren, Randeep Hooda and Aditi Rao Hydari star in “Murder 3,” which is now in theaters.

They are the “Murder 3” hotties: Sara Loren and Aditi Rao Hydari. The two actresses recently met up separately at the Vishesh Films office in Mumbai; the film is now in theaters in India and in limited release in the U.S.

Aditi Rao Hydari

Aditi Rao Hydari, singer and actress, made her presence in “Yeh Saali Zindagi” and “London Paris New York.” She said that “Murder 3” has got a very strong story about relationships. 

“My character is the driver of the plot. The message that will come across is that the love is like steel. Love is forever, lust will die as it is like silicone. You can puncture silicone but not steel,” Hydari told India-West.

Hydari regards director Mahesh Bhatt highly for making “Arth,” the first film to show that fairytale notions of love and reality were different. “The same shoe will not fit everyone,” she said. 

However, she does not feel that her role in “Murder 3” is either her search for a change in image or will result in one for her. “If you accept who you are, you can do any role well,” she said. “For example, if I am doing a sensual role or scene, I have to do it in a way that is honest to me and thus unique to me.”

The spunky actress does not believe in too much preparation.

“I have been learning dance since the age of five and I have learnt to be lost in whatever I am doing. I am lost to the world while the camera is on, and am back to normal when the director says ‘cut.’” 

“The film gave me so much satisfaction,” she added. “Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think of doing a film with the Bhatts, and I have loved a lot of their films. I had realized that they spend money well on important things like a good story and excellent music,” she said. 

Sara Loren

Sara aka Mona Laizza of yore (she was the female lead in the ill-fated Pooja Bhatt film “Kajraare” that was released only in a single movie-hall in Mumbai and Pune each) was based in Kuwait where her Pakistani mother and family settled many years ago after her Rajasthani father’s demise in Lahore when she was about 16.

“I have a multi-cultural base,” said Loren. “I go to churches and temples as well. I have a background in modeling, theatre as well as television.” And yet she admits that she was “immature” when Pakistani actor Jawed Sheikh introduced her (via photographs) to Pooja Bhatt at the time of “Kajraare.” “Pooja worked on me,” she explained.

Loren has no qualms about bold scenes, as “even such sequences are serious business.” It is important how believable an actor can make it, she stated, adding that sensuous scenes are “in” today, and such sequences are expected in the “Murder” series. Besides, she says, the Bhatts shoot scenes “tastefully.”

How did she get “Murder 3?” Was it through her first film’s work? “Honestly, no,” she said. “I am now with an agency. They sent in my details to the Bhatts. And they were happy with my audition.” 

The agency also was responsible for changing her name to Sara Loren, which they felt was luckier. “My original name is Mona, an Arabic word. Over the years the term ‘Lisa’ was obviously added to it by friends, and pronounced and then written as ‘Laizza.’” 

The actress has just shot for “Anjuman,” a Pakistani film in which she is “Anjuman.” “The film is a bit bold by their standards, and two songs have been recorded by Sunidhi Chauhan, which are super,” she said. 

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