MUMBAI: Actress Radhika Apte recently became a part of a short film where she worked as a director. It is titled 'The Sleepwalkers'. The actress is very excited to get the audience response once it comes out.
When asked about her experience with attempting something entirely new (direction), the actress said, "I enjoyed the process (of direction) a lot. I am excited because, hopefully, people can watch it soon. I hope I get to do more work as a director, maybe, let's see!"
The short film has stars like Shahana Goswami and Gulshan Devaiah in lead roles. Radhika has also written it.
When asked what was the reason behind choosing a subject like sleepwalking for her project, the actress responded, "What the film is actually about does not really come across in the trailer, so I can't really give it away. I started diving last year and that's where I got the idea."
In these dire times of the lockdown, the actress is spending time with her husband Benedict Taylor and is in London. She revealed that she is enjoying this break from work after a long period of time.
She said, "It's good to spend time at home at one place, and not hopping all the time from one place to another. Travelling becomes hectic."
Apte further mentioned, "I have been working, I've been reading scripts and trying to write. Just taking personal time away from work. It has really been a good break. I haven't had a break like this for a long time. Also, I love to cook and bake, and now I have more time to devote to cooking and baking."
On the work front, apart from the short film, her upcoming films as an actor include, 'Raat Akeli Hai' with Nawazuddin Siddiqui, untitled OTT project alongside Vijay Varma and the forthcoming series 'Shantaram' where she is co-starring with Charlie Hunnam.