Radhika Apte on Hollywood: “You don’t have to beg them for money”

Ketna Mistry



Radhika Apte who was seen in her first ever Hollywood project ‘Liberte: A Call To Spy’ (2019), based around true stories from World War II. Apte who is essaying the life of British spy Noor Inayat Khan aka Nora Baker, shares her experience working on the film.

Reported on DNA India, Apte talks about the intense preparation she took to get into her character. “I believe that preparing for a character includes almost all aspects of acquiring knowledge — information about the subject, reading up extensively about the story in question and even related stories that influence my character, balancing out the visceral side of her, so on and so forth.” Adding she had plenty to read up on, “A lot of reading material was passed onto me by writers and producers on-board.”

Making comparisons between working in Bollywood and Hollywood, Apte said, “I think every director and production house has their own way of working.” but something that the ‘Lust Stories’ (2018) actress noted was the difference in working styles, “People are very punctual there. And they pay you on time. You don’t have to beg them for money.”

The film was primarily shot in Philadelphia and Bali, a source shared Apte enjoyed working at the latter, “She had a great time while working there as well.”

The ‘Liberte: A Call To Spy’ (2019) had its world premier at the Edinburgh International Film Festival in June 2019.