Radhika Apte opens up about her leaked nude video. The actress said that the incident left her scarred and she didn’t exit of the house for days.
Radhika Apte is a phenomenal actress and has been a part of many great films. ‘Pad Man’, ‘Andhadhun’, ‘Badlapur’, ‘Ghoul’ and ‘Sacred Games’ among others, recently opened up about doing the film ‘Parched’ where she played the role of a sex worker and spoke about a ‘nude’ video from her film ‘Clean Shaven’ that went viral on the net and reports claimed back then that she featured in it.
Talking about the film ‘Parched’ coming to her at a time when she needed it the most and addressing the controversy around the nude clip, Radhika told Grazi magazine, “I really needed a role like this because when you’re in Bollywood you’re constantly told what to do with your body and i always maintained that i might never do anything to my body or face. When a nude clip of mine leaked, while i was filming Clean Shaven, i was trolled badly, and it did affect me. i could not step out of the house for four days, not because of what the media was saying but because my driver, watchman, and my stylist’s driver recognised me from the pictures.”
Radhika further added, “The controversial photographs were bare-skinned selfies, and anyone with a sane eye would have guessed it wasn’t me. i do not think there’s anything one can do, or one should do, but ignore it. anything else is a waste of your time. So, after I stripped for Parched, I realised: ‘There’s nothing left for me to hide’.”
Radhika also revealed that it was during her film Rakta Charitra that she de-glammed and transformed into a village girl, that she started questioning her career path, She said, “I wasn’t sure if I wanted to do the film. I honestly felt very exploited because I wasn’t getting paid much. They told me I’d be doing one film but then they made me shoot in Tamil and Telugu also. So, i was like okay, this is loads of work and commitment. The film had big actors and the shoots would never start on time. I have never been desperate for work. So, I didn’t desire I needed to endure long hours on the set when my time and talent weren’t being optimised. it was during this time that i began questioning my career path; i assumed to myself: ‘Is this how the business works?'”
She, however, added that she was excited to learn from Ram Gopal Varma while stating “And while we, as a team, did have fun, the culture of favouritism and exploitation (of time) was prevalent.”
About Badlapur, Radhika said, “Badlapur was kind of right in between for me because it had tons of content and it was also for the conventional audience and so i think, people saw me in a very different light. it was barely a seven-day job, but it absolutely was fulfilling. What’s nice is when you have a smaller role, but people still talk about your performance. I find that particularly rewarding.” She added, “So, i feel things started changing slowly after Badlapur, which turned out to be a huge turning point in my career.”
Currently, The Pad Man actress is in London with her husband due to the travel restrictions and lockdown in India amid the second wave of COVID-19.
Radhika was last seen in Disney+HotStar’s ‘OK Computer’ that also featured Vijay Varma and Jackie Shroff.