No to commercial films: Radhika Apte

The actress, who was seen in Rakth Charithram and Dhoni, is now playing a lawyer in her next film, Vetri Selvan.

Published: 21st March 2012 10:58 PM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 06:39 PM   |  A+A-

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Actress Radhika Apte in the movie 'Dhoni'.

Actress Radhika Apte, who was seen in characters with such minimal dialogues that you could forget her presence in Rakth Charithram and Dhoni, is playing a lawyer in her next, Vetri Selvan, directed by debutant Rudran. In this film, the actress will share screen space with actor Ajmal. But unlike her previous roles, she plays a lively and charming character in this movie, she claims. “I play an extrovert and have lengthy dialogues to deliver,” says the actor. Radhika is currently on a hectic shooting schedule for the movie in Ooty and informs, “We have been working in crazy 24-hour shifts for past six days,” and adds that she has 22 days left.

Even though she is a lawyer in the movie, hers is a lively character unlike her serious roles in her past flicks. Ask her how she chooses her roles, and she says, “I really don’t want to be part of hardcore commercial movies. I cannot associate myself with those kind of movies. But it doesn’t mean that I want to be a part of only serious stories,” says Radhika.

So it was no surprise when she says Dhoni was a treat and is all praise for Prakash Raj. “He is unique both as an actor and a director. He has so much clarity about what he wants. Whatever he does is so perfect. I have done only about 13 films, but it was so comfortable to work with him,” she Radhika.

After Vetri Selvan, Radhika is all set to fly to London to attend a workshop on dance, and is currently in discussion to do two Hindi projects after returning to India.

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