Indie star Radhika Apte — who has appeared in many Netflix films/shows like Sacred Games and Lust Stories, and Bollywood films like Padman and Andhadhun — is all set to appear in a Hollywood film Liberte: A Call to Spy. She will be seen doing the role of of World War II heroine, a British spy, Noor Inayat Khan, also known as Nora Baker. The actress recently went to the UK for the premiere of her film at the Edinburgh Film Festival. The film is based on true incidents which took place during World War II, 75 years ago, when a spy organisation ‘SOE’ was created by Winston Churchill to defeat the Nazis.
The newly created SOE had Vera Atkins (Stana Katic) as the female spy lead, who hired an American with a wooden leg, Virginia Hall (Sarah Meghan Thomas) and Indian Muslim pacifist, Noor Inayat Khan, to build a spy network and stop Hitler. Noor was the first female wireless operator, who parachuted into Nazi-occupied France to help with the French Resistance.
Radhika recently shared her photograph with her Liberte female co-stars on Instagram, adding a hashtag ‘Reunion’. She also shared the first look of her film on Instagram by posting a collage containing her photo along with a photo of the real Noor Inayat Khan. Apart from this international project, Radhika will also be seen with Nawazuddin Siddiqui in her upcoming project Raat Akeli Hai, a crime thriller directed by Honey Trehan and set in rural India. The actress is known for choosing unconventional films and roles, and has recently won Digital Disruptor of the Year Award at the recently-held Grazia Millennial Awards. As she rules over the hearts of the audience, the 33-year old actress is now receiving offers from many different filmmakers.