MUMBAI: Radhika Apte has always been one of those outspoken actors who never fail to raise her voice on any subject. Recently while attending Barkha Dutt's 'We The Women', the Phobia actress opened up how she started getting offers for sex comedies after her role in 'Badlapur' where the scene demanded her to strip.
Apte had to strip in 'Badlapur' as the man, who came to rape her and then kill her, demanded her to do so. This role, however, changed the perception of the filmmakers regarding Apte as they thought that the actress is comfortable playing the role of a "seductress". She said, "You'd be surprised, I was offered one when I did 'Badlapur' where I stripped because this man wants to rape and kill me but because of that, I started getting sex comedies. Because I stripped and I had done a short film, 'Ahalya', they said 'you are constantly playing the role of a seductress.' I said can you tell me where? They said 'Ahalya', 'Badlapur'. I said there is a huge problem. I would not do any of those things."
Further, the Sacred Games actor said that what's most important for her is to agree with the maker's perspective and thoughts. She could take up any role as far as she is satisfied with it. "I feel people, in the name of 'progressive', write anything. Hating men is not being progressive, for example. It's a storytelling medium, but as a director, writer, you are interpreting something. Your interpretation, perspective is the most important thing for me. I can play a male chauvinist, but as a perspective, what do you show is most important. If I disagree with the perspective, interpretation of the maker, then I don't do the film."
She also gave an example where she had to reject the movie as the plot did not make any sense to her. She said, "Where they have justified that the heinous rapes and everything that's happening, that's exactly what we need to do to people who do it to women and the woman becomes exactly like them to do that. I said but there has to be something else happening at the end. Something more to it but they were like the woman is the man. I said the woman doesn't want to be the man!"