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Actress Radhika Apte Comments On Her Idea of Choosing Films

Radhika's versatile performances in her more than a decade-long career has made her stand out

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Acting is like investigative work: Radhika Apte. (IANS)

Known for featuring in several social issue-based movies like “Parched” and “Padman”, and for voicing her opinion on issues like menstrual hygiene and women safety, actress Radhika Apte says ultimately it is the story of a film which grabs her attention.

“I did ‘Padman’ not only because of its social message. I did it because it was a good story. I run after good stories. If I did not like the story of ‘Padman’, and if it was imparting the same message, I probably would not have done it.

“I am not here to do films with just social messages. I am an actor. I want to be a part of stories,” Radhika Apte told IANS here.

After riding high on the success of a web show like “Sacred Games” and “Lust Stories”, and a movie like “AndhaDhun”, the 33-year-old actress, who has broken the stereotypical image of Indian heroines by portraying unconventional and bold roles on the big screen, has featured in a mainstream and glamorous role in Gauravv K. Chawla’s just-released “Baazaar”.

In the film, she plays an ambitious city girl who can do anything to achieve success and fame.

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Not here to do only films with social messages: Radhika Apte. (IANS)

“I have not done such mainstream role before this. It was challenging for me as a lot of efforts were put into the glamour portion and style, and it was tough to keep the drama real,” she explained.

Radhika’s versatile performances in her more than a decade-long career has made her stand out.

She said she likes to be surprised and is open to all genres as long as “work is good and challenging”.

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“I want to challenge myself with each project. Right now, my focus is to keep producing quality work,” she added.

Apart from marking her presence in Bollywood and digital platforms, Radhika Apte is now all set to make a foray into Hollywood with spy drama “World War II”. (IANS)

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“Everyone Goes Through Difficult Phases of Self-Doubt and Low Confidence”, Says Filmmaker Karan Johar

"Love, matchmaking, and hosting -- ‘What The Love! With Karan Johar' has given me three things that come naturally to me, all in one go!", Says Karan Johar

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The filmmaker has turned into a host of Netflix dating makeover show "What The Love! With Karan Johar". It will go live on the streaming site on January 30. Wikimedia Commons

Filmmaker Karan Johar says every one goes through difficult phases of self-doubt and low confidence, and that affects ones ability to put oneself out there.

The filmmaker has turned into a host of Netflix dating makeover show “What The Love! With Karan Johar”. It will go live on the streaming site on January 30.

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Filmmaker Karan Johar says every one goes through difficult phases of self-doubt and low confidence, and that affects ones ability to put oneself out there. Wikimedia Commons

“Love, matchmaking, and hosting — ‘What The Love! With Karan Johar’ has given me three things that come naturally to me, all in one go! We’ve all been through difficult phases of self-doubt and low confidence, which often affects our ability to put ourselves out there. Through this show, I want people to look inward and truly love and accept themselves, so that they can find their path to their happily ever after,” Karan said.

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Produced by BBC Studios India, the show brings together people who are in search of true love. Karan along with fashion and style expert Maneka Harinsinghani and make-up and hair artist Shaan Muttathil will help in participants’ transformation. (IANS)