Actress Radhika Apte, who plays one of the leads in forthcoming action-thriller ‘Badlapur’, says the film is content-driven and also has all the elements of a commercially entertaining venture.
“This is a content-driven film, but it’s entertaining too with all the commercial elements,” Radhika told IANS.
She plays the owner of a restaurant in the film and most of her scenes were with Varun Dhawan. “I play this role of an independent woman. It’s a strong character and that’s all I can reveal about it,” she said.
Radhika believes it’s really brave of Varun to do something “contrary” to his onscreen image. “I really loved working with Varun. He’s a very hardworking actor. It’s so brave of him that he took a leap of faith and has done something so contrast and dark to his earlier roles. I think it’s really great that he had taken up this project,” she added.
Radhika confessed she’s a fan of director Sriram Raghavan’s work and that she had been waiting for an opportunity to work with him. “Sriram is very experimental with his ideas and always tries something different. He allows his actors to collaborate and contribute their ideas to the project. He’s supremely talented as a director and writer. I think it’s great that he writes as well as directs,” she said. “He’s a simple human being and I’d love to work with him again,” she added.
Also starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Huma Qureshi, Yami Gautham and Vinay Pathak, “Badlapur” releases in cinemas Friday.
Radhika also has projects such as “Hunterrr”, “Manjhi: The Mountain Man”, a yet-untitled film with Anurag Kashyap and Telugu film “Lion” in her kitty.