Non-glam and fabulous: 6 Reasons we love Radhika Apte!
Radhika Apte started her bollywood journey with Waah!Life Ho to Aise. Since then ,she has come a long way choosing roles that would go on to become her career benchmarks. Looking back at her Bollywood journey so far, here are 6 reasons why Radhika is our girl crush forever!
Striking a balance between indie and commercial films
She has worked on small budget films, short films with big directors, regional cinema and commercial blockbusters with superstars. We wonder how does the actress really manage it all. In a short span of time, she has done it all and carved herself a strong place in Bollywood. But she doesn’t let the stardom or glamour affect her anyway. She once said, “See, if I get a film with the Khans, I will do it for the popularity, but I will not go out of my way to get a film like that. I am not struck by any of that glamour or fame. I did not come here to become a famous Bollywood personality. I have been doing a lot of south Indian films, and they are commercially big and stuff, but honestly, I want to stop doing that”.
When she took down a reporter in the best way possible!
While promoting her film, Parched, a reported tried to bring her attention around the leaked online footage of the film. Instead of staying silent or ignoring it, Radhika had the best reponse! She said, "Controversies are created by people like you. As an artiste, I'm required to do a certain job and I will do it”. She added, “If you get out of your cocoon and look at world cinema, at what people are doing abroad... and what they're successfully doing, you'll probably not ask me these questions. People who are ashamed of their own bodies have curiosity about other people's bodies. If you want to see a naked body, look at yourself in the mirror tomorrow.
India does not have opinions on sexuality
Radhika, who will be seen next in Padman, a movie bases upon menstruation is quite happy with changing trend in Bollywood. She recently said that touching upon a topic like sexuality is prickly. “"I think our country is very ashamed of sexuality, physicality, or human body. Anything to do with human body or sexuality is a problem here," she said.
Talking down on fairness
Last year, she came out in support of her Parched co-star Tanishtha Chatterjee who was roasted on a Tv show for being dark skin. Radhika firmly believes in today’s time an age, fairness shouldn’t be a barrier and spoke about her experience. Radhika said, ““We have come a long from being extremely obsessed with fair skin, but still have a long way to go. I mean we are still using fairness creams and that’s saying a lot. I too have lost out on a role due to my skin colour, but nobody said it to my face. Still, I know that they were looking for a fair-skinned actress.”
Non glam and loving it
The actress doesn’t really get all the hoopla of being a good actress and being all glammed up. The actress once admitted that she only dressed up when attending ‘awards or premieres’. Speaking about being un-bollywood, she says she is only “content driven and not here for the glam portion”.
Removing the stereotype around bold
Films like Parched and Ahilya have earned her the stereotype of being typecast into certain types of roles. But Radhika Apte is confused with this stereotype. In an interview with Quint , Radhika once said, “You know if you are a so called glamorous actor who does absolutely the same thing in every film, they wont typecast her but always go watch her films as she is a ‘A lister.’ They would not type cast her for doing rubbish romantic comedies all her life. But if you do 2 thrillers back to back then they would ask you, “Are you just going to do thrillers?” It is just mindless.