Radhika Apte is one actress who speaks her mind. In 2015 she told IANS, “Sex is saleable and it’s a taboo also, so it has an odd place in our county. I think sex is saleable because there is a taboo.” This was back in 2015 when her film Hunterrr was about to release. It’s been 5 years to that and things are still the same, we think.
Talking to Cinema Express, Radhika said that during her teenage she was against moving to Mumbai from Pune for her professional career. She 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 normalise our lives.”
Earlier, in a 'We The Women' event, the actress said that she was offered sex-comedies after she did Badlapur. "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 and Badlapur.' I have been rejecting so much work. I don’t know if it is good for me or not," asserted Radhika Apte. Talking about the misogynistic culture in Bollywood, she added, "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."
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