Radhika Apte reveals dark side of B’wood, says she was asked to get ‘Bigger Breasts’,

Radhika Apte is a popular Indian actress. She primarily works in Bollywood films. Notably, she has also featured in a few Tamil, Marathi, Telugu, Bengali, and English-language movies.

She started acting in theatre and announced her arrival with a debut by portraying a short role in the Bollywood fantasy, Vaah! Life Ho Toh Aisi! (2005). Since then, she made a name for herself in the film industry.

In 2018, Apte also featured in three Netflix productions – the anthology film Lust Stories, the thriller series Sacred Games and the horror mini-series Ghoul. More importantly, she was nominated for an International Emmy Award for her work in the first of these.

This actress has incredible acting abilities that allow her to play a variety of roles effortlessly. In terms of short series, we all agree that she’s the finest.

When Radhika Apte and London-based musician Benedict Taylor tied the knot in 2012, the world took notice. The two have been able to maintain their personal and professional lives completely separate during their time together.

Radhika Apte says she was asked to get ‘Bigger Breasts’

In a recent interview with Film Companion, she went on to reveal the dark side of Bollywood film industry. She recalled how at the start of her career, she was advised to change her appearance if she wanted to thrive.

Speaking about this, she said, “I lost a film because I was overweight by three or four kilos. Of course, when you’re new, they say, ‘Why don’t you get a better nose; why don’t you get bigger breasts?’ That was in the beginning. In the middle, some people would comment on your body as if they had the right to… Now we can talk about it very openly in the last few years because of awareness. We can say, ‘If you say that to me again I’ll make sure you’re out of this project, at least’.

“Perceptions are strange. People used to think that I could only be a village girl for the longest time, till I did Badlapur. After Badlapur, people thought I could only do sex comedies, I could strip. So, I stopped. I just never said yes to them,” she added.