October 2, 2015 5:41:30 pm
Actress Radhika Apte, whose film “Ahalya” took the digital platform by storm, considers short films a “great” platform for experimentation and talent.
Radhika was present at the launch of the Mumbai edition of app #famestars Live here, and spoke about the role of social and digital media.
Talking about her own experience of “Ahalya”, she said: “Short films are a great platform because production cost is much lower in comparison to a feature film. And you can do much more experimentation because very less is at stake.
“If a lot of people start watching short films, it will be good news for a lot of artistes.”
Radhika’s career in showbiz started when she began working with the theatre troupe Aasakta. She made her feature film debut in the Hindi film “Vaah! Life Ho Toh Aisi!”, and she also had a part in Bengali film “Antaheen”.
She got noticed further for her roles in films like “Badlapur”, “Hunterrr” and “Manjhi – The Mountain Man”. Her choice of roles is different, but Radhika maintains that she doesn’t like to “differentiate between commercial cinema and arthouse cinema”.
“I’m trying to do a variety of films and roles. I just like not to be categorized in either of the categories,” she said.
Radhika who has worked with acclaimed filmmakers, said she wants to work with the same people again and again.
“Anurag Kashyap, Anurag Basu, Sujoy Ghosh, Sriram Raghvan, Harsh, Ketan Mehta and Leena Yadav… I have worked with these people and I’d like to work with them again,” said the actress, who wont’ mind doing a romantic film depending on the script.
Presently the actress is busy working for “Kabali”, a Tamil film in which she plays the lead role opposite veteran star Rajinikanth.
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