Radhika Apte of Kabali fame has made a startling revelation that a top south Indian star tried to get flirtatious with her after calling her on the hotel phone.
However, she said the actor got a warning from her in return and the issue was over then and there. Talking about casting couch, Radhika Apte told entertainment website Bollywoodlife.com, “You know I know also a lot of casting couch and I know a lot of people who have gone through it, I genuinely haven’t gone through it. See, I’m fortunate that I’ve never met people who have asked me to.”
“Oh once I got a call. Yes yes wait. Once I got a call and they said ‘they’re doing this film in Bollywood and I want you to have a meeting with them. But would you be okay sleeping with that person?’ And I laughed! I said you’re so funny, you’re very funny and I said no I’m not. Ask him to go to hell,” she added.
In the south, Radhika has acted in Rakht Charitra, Dhoni, All in All Azhagu Raja, Legend, Vetri Selvan, Lion, Kabali and the forthcoming Ula.
Radhika Apte is an Indian film and stage actress. Hailing from Pune, Apte began her acting career in theatre, working with the theatre troupe Aasakta in her home town, before venturing into films. She made her feature film debut with a brief role in the Hindi fantasy Vaah! Life Ho Toh Aisi! (2005).
Apte’s first starring role was in the 2009 Bengali social drama Antaheen. She made her Marathi film debut in 2009 with the tragic romance Samaantar. Her Bollywood breakthrough came in 2015, following acclaimed performances in the thriller Badlapur and the comedy Hunterrr and received wide appreciation for the psychological thriller Phobia (2016).
She later went on to star in commercially successful films, including the Marathi film Lai Bhaari (2014) and the Tamil film Kabali (2016).