Bollywood actress Radhika Apte is one of the most talented actresses in the industry. In his career spanning over 17 years, Apte has portrayed many challenging roles, which speaks volumes about his versatility.
But did you know she was recently rejected from a film just because another actress had ‘big breasts and full 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 was recently rejected because the other actress had ‘big lips and big boobs.’ Radhika said, “I was told, ‘She looks sexier, sells more.
‘ It was a good film…. whom I respect. You look at (some people) and think, they won’t be involved in this.’ But they, too (have such a mindset). Hopefully, the more women we have, the more things will change.
“Due to Small Lips And Small Breasts, I Did Not Get Work in Films”,
This isn’t the first time she’s opened up about being body shamed. In an earlier interview with Film Companion, Radhika Apte mentioned that when she entered the industry, people suggested that she should go for a lot of body and face jobs’ to get work.
She also revealed that during her first meeting, she was presented to change her nose, and in her second meeting, she was asked to do ‘Bob Job,’ foot treatment, and more.
On the professional front, Radhika will next be seen in the psychological thriller ‘Forensic’ opposite Vikrant Massey.
In the ZEE5 film, the actress will be seen playing the role of Megha, a police officer who tries her best to solve the mystery of an open case of the brutal murder of young girls.
Radhika Apte also has the Hindi remake of the Tamil film ‘Vikram Vedha, co-starring Saif Ali Khan and Hrithik Roshan in the lineup.