One of the popular B’town actor Radhika Apte had poured her heart out about a time when one of her video went viral. She said the film ‘Perched’ come at a time when she needed it.
She remembered the time when a nude video went viral and reports claimed it was her in the video. The clip was from Radhika's film Clean Shaven and she has said that she was not the one in it. Radhika played a sex worker in Leena Yadav's Parched that gained critical acclaim in 2016.
Talking about her role in Parched, Radhika told: “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. 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 recognised me from the images."
She added: "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 for me to hide.”
She started her career with a small role in the 2005 film Vaah! Life HoTohAisi! And most recently seen in Disney+HotStar's OK Computer that also featured Vijay Varma and Jackie Shroff.