18 March,2015: Â Actress Radhika Apte feels more comfortable in playing characters that are layered than one-dimensional parts, which are either too good or purely villainous.
The actress said she prefers real characters over larger- than-life roles. â€œI find playing morally-ambiguous characters easier than a woman who is always cute on screen.
â€œI find that very difficult because you canâ€™t relate to anything and you just have to be a puppet. I find myself suddenly becoming more flexible and more fitting into the thing when I am doing a grey role rather than all goody-goody or very bad characters, which are just one dimensional,â€ Radhika told PTI.
The 29-year-old actress said she really liked her role of in â€œBadlapurâ€.
â€œIt was interesting when I was narrated the script of â€˜Badlapurâ€™ because the character I play is an independent, educated woman but still wants to support her husband when she is not even sure whether he has done the murder or not.
â€œI found it to be a grey place, which can be explored. That really interested me,â€ Radhika said.
The â€œShor in the Cityâ€ actress said her flirtatious scene with actor Varun Dhawan in the film was a result of improvisation and she feels it made her character more exciting to watch.
â€œWe added this one scene, where Varun and my character flirt in the car. That scene showed that this woman was mildly attracted to him and found him good looking. I felt this added one more layer to my role,â€ she said.
In a contrast to â€œBadlapurâ€ is Radhikaâ€™s next, coming-of-age comedy â€œHunterrrâ€, about a young guyâ€™s (Gulshan Devaiah) lustful journey.
Also starring Marathi star Sai Tamhankar in her full-fledged Bollywood debut, â€œHunterrrâ€ has Radhika playing Gulshanâ€™s love interest.
â€œMy character Trupti is a simple Pune girl, who has a traditional perspective on love and relationships. When she comes to Mumbai for work and start living alone, her outlook towards things changes,â€ she said.
Radhika feels the subtleties in the relationship between Trupti and Gulshanâ€™s Mandar Ponkshe add an exciting flavour to the movie.
â€œWhatâ€™s interesting about Trupti is like Mandar, she is also a middle-class woman. Mandar comes in her life and her perspective changes. Thereâ€™s this conflict between where you come from and what you believe now,â€ she said.
Post â€œHunterrrâ€, which hits theatres this Friday, Radhika has many projects lined up for release including Ketan Mehtaâ€™s â€œManji- The Mountain Manâ€, co-starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui, â€œKaun Kitna Panai Meinâ€ with Kunal Kapoor and Ajay Devgnâ€™s Indo-US collaborative â€œParchedâ€.
â€œI am happy that I am having back-to-back releases after four years. More work is always welcome,â€ she said.
Source:The Indian Express