Radhika Apte is among the first female actors in the Hindi entertainment industry to have carved her niche in the digital space, so much that she was named Netflix’s muse in the digital platform’s early days in India. The actress will next be seen in Australian filmmaker Justin Kurzel’s adaptation of Shantaram for Apple+ TV.
In an interview where Radhika was asked about her stance on censorship and regulation of digital content recently, she hit out against those who claim the medium to be a misuse of our freedom. “As a medium, I don’t think there’s anything bad in it. If we talk about the misuse of freedom in the absence of censorship, I don’t agree with it at all. We are all becoming very right-wing. We are all so extreme, we are trying to ban everything. We have the freedom to express. What is ‘misuse’? I mean if two people are intimate, it happens in every household,” she added.
She finds the digital platforms great because they help an actor reach out to a lot of people at the same time. “You can watch both longer and shorter format stuff. Now whether if you use it to your advantage or you just waste your money on it, it’s on you,” she had shared.
Revealing interesting details about her role international web-debut for Shantaram, the actress claims to have accepted the role not even knowing what it is all about. There were many factors – because it was an Apple series, in addition to the source material being a big-enough book and the possibility of working with a great team. She’s one actor with a sorted head!
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