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‘They told me i would get raped,’ Radhika Apte on people’s advice against moving to Mumbai

Acclaimed actor Radhika Apte recently featured in Raat Akeli Hai on Netflix. The actress in a video interview spoke about people's advice against shifting to Mumbai.

Actor Radhika Apte is one of the Indian Film Industry’s most impeccable performers. She managed to charm the audience with her versatile characters. Be it in Andhadhun, Ghoul, Phobia, or Parched, Radhika has played each character to perfection. The actress is currently enjoying the hype and appreciation for her role in Netflix’s Raat Akeli Hai. In a recent video conversation, Radhika talks about people’s perception of Bollywood and how they advised her against the move to Mumbai.

Talking to the Cinema Express, Radhika said, “They told me I would get raped. They said that’s what happens in the film industry. Everyone has horrible perceptions of what happens in the film industry, and the problem is, we talk only in extremes. Let’s understand that we are all human beings, and I am the same creature as you. Let’s look to normalize our lives.”

On her association with Netflix

Radhika has frequently collaborated on a number of series with Netflix. When asked about the same, She replied, “Personally, I want to admit that yes, I share a great relationship with Netflix. Thank god for OTT, They have leveled the field for films. Big films often hog the theatres leaving small films scrambling for a few screens. But here, in OTT platforms, your visibility is dependent on the quality of your work.”

Radhika on Bollywood’s misogynistic culture

“I don’t think they are talking about equality on many occasions. I don’t find myself in agreement with a lot of people. It is isolating. I sometimes wonder whether I am a bitter, cynical person or am I not getting something,” Radhika said, adding further, “I feel people, in the name of being ‘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 you show is the most important. If I disagree with the perspective and interpretation of the maker, then I don’t do the film.”

In an earlier ‘We the Women’ event Radhika asserted that ever since Badlapur and Ahalya people were offering her sex comedies. She also said that she’s been turning down a lot of roles which may or may not be good for her.

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