Radhika Apte feels people still typecast actors


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Radhika Apte has gone on record to state that a certain image could still��get stuck to a star owing to his or her on-screen character.

���After ‘Badlapur’ (2015) and my short film ‘Ahalya’ (2015), people thought that I was this ��seductress�۪,�۝ Apte told Hindustan Times. ���People asked me how come I�۪m playing a seductress in every film. And I asked ��which every film?�۪�۝ she added.

From ��Manjhi The Mountain Man�۪ (2015) to ��Kabali�۪ (2016), Apte has taken up different roles in her career thus far. She does, however, maintain that people still ���typecast actors all the time�۝.

The actress recalled a conversation between her and director Sujoy Ghosh during the filming of ��Ahalya�۪ (2015). ���When Sujoy cast me in the film, he told me that nobody would have cast me in a role like this, as people could only picture me in a sari, post ‘Shor In The City’ (2011). It was only after ‘Ahalya’ and ‘Badlapur’ that I was offered sex comedies,�۝ she says.

Last year, Apte caused controversy when a nude scene from her film, ��Madly�۪ (2016), was leaked online. Before this, the actor made news when her fake nude pictures went viral. This year intimate scenes from her recently released film were leaked online. When asked if this bothers her she said, ���It genuinely doesn�۪t. The first time it happened, I knew the pictures weren�۪t real. It was quite amusing to see how the public believed anything that they heard, but not what they saw. The second time, it took me a couple of days to figure out that this is how it works in the industry. I don�۪t even remember thinking about it the third time… Even if one does an item number and somebody�۪s pallu slides down, people upload it on YouTube. That�۪s the mentality.�۝

Apte also had a strong opinion about the recent racial controversy surrounding her co-actor Tannishtha Chatterjee. ���I know she isn�۪t doing this for publicity. Would you crack a joke on a fair woman? If you would, then fair enough. I�۪m not against joking about colour, but the problem is that there�۪s a history to it,�۝ she said.

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