Actress Radhika Apte is one of the most celebrated actress in Bollywood as the roles she has done in the Hindi films are quite memorable and nobody can match her in terms of doing bold scenes in the films. Her role in Parched, Ahalya, and Badlapur make Radhika Apte one of the most recognizable. But several times she was titled as a seductress, and an actress who does nude scenes.
This irked Radhika Apte and many times she was seen as thrashing people for asking question about being bold in the films. In a recent interview with Barkha Dutt, Radhika Apte speaks her heart out for being seen as a bold actress in the industry.
Radhika Apte revealed that after her bold role in Badlapur in which she has to strip down said that she was offered sex comedies.
In an event, We The Woman by Barkha Dutt, Radhika Apte said that “You’d be surprised, I was offered one when I did Badlapur where I stripped because this man wants to rape and kill me but because of that, I started getting sex comedies. Because I stripped and I had done a short film, Ahalya, they said ‘you are constantly playing the role of a seductress.’ I said can you tell me where? They said Ahalya, Badlapur. I said there is a huge problem. I would not do any of those things,”
She added further “I feel people, in the name of ‘progressive’, write anything. Hating men is not being progressive, for example. It’s a storytelling medium, but as a director, writer, you are interpreting something. Your interpretation, perspective is the most important thing for me. I can play a male chauvinist, but as a perspective, what do you show is most important. If I disagree with the perspective, interpretation of the maker, then I don’t do the film.”
“Because they say ‘oh they are about women, we are talking about equality.’ I don’t think they are, on many occasions. I don’t find myself in agreement with a lot of people, that doesn’t make it right, wrong, good or bad.” She added.