New Delhi: Bollywood actress Radhika Apte is one of the most talented actresses in the industry. Radhika has worked not only in Hindi films but also in Tamil, Telugu, Bengali, and Marathi films. 11 years ago Radhika acted in Ram Gopal Varma’s Hindi / Telugu film ‘Rakta Charitra’, which the actress has now made a shocking revelation about. In an interview with Grazia India, Radhika said that she felt as if she was being exploited during that time. Radhika played the character of a village girl in the film. She said that she did not get much money for that film, due to which she felt that she was being exploited.
In the interview, Radhika said, “When a nude clip of mine leaked, while I was filming Clean Shaven, I was trolled badly, and it did affect me. I couldn’t 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 recognized me from the images. The controversial photographs were bare-skinned selfies, and anyone with a sane eye would have guessed it wasn’t me. I don’t think there is anything one can do, or one should do, but ignore it. Anything else is a waste of your time. So, when I stripped for Parched, I realised, ‘There’s nothing left to hide…”
She also talked about an incident about the film Parched and said, “Parched was fulfilling in many ways. This was my first time working on a predominantly all-woman set – it was fantastic. I have made some very deep friendships. I think Lajjo’s character is so lovely, and her inability to get hurt by anybody is so pure and innocent… 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 would never do anything to my body or face.”