Bollywood actress Radhika Apte is one of the most talented actresses that we have in the industry. In her career spanning over 17-years, Apte has taken up many challenging roles that speak volumes about her versatility. But did you know she recently got rejected from a film just because another actress had 'bigger breasts and fuller lips? Yes, you read that right! In a recent interview, Radhika made this shocking revelation and revealed this sexist reason for being rejected for projects.
Speaking to Mid-Day, the Parched actress mentioned that she recently got rejected because the other actress had ‘bigger lips and bigger breasts’. Radhika was quoted saying, “I was told, ‘She looks sexier, and sells more.’ It was a good film.... being made by people whom I respect. You look up to (certain people), and think, They won’t be into this.' But they also (have such a mindset). Hopefully, the more women we have in, the more things will change.” ALSO READ: Raj Kundra Pornography Case: Boycott Radhika Apte Trends On Twitter; Netizens Slam The Actress For THIS Bizarre Reason
To note, this is not the first time when she has opened up about being body-shamed. In an earlier interview with Film Companion, Radhika Apte mentioned that when she had just stepped into the industry, people suggested her she should go for ‘lots of body and face jobs’ in order to get work. She also revealed that during her first meeting, she was suggested to change her nose and in her second meeting she was asked to get a 'boob job' done, treatment for legs, and more.
On the professional front, Radhika will next be seen in the psychological thriller ‘Forensic’ with Vikrant Massey. The ZEE5 movie will see the actress essaying the role of a police officer Megha who tries all possible means to solve the mystery of the open case of brutal killings of young girls.
Radhika Apte also has a Hindi remake of the Tamil film ‘Vikram Vedha’ co-starring Saif Ali Khan and Hrithik Roshan in the lineup.