Radhika Apte, the Netflix Queen, Talks About Digital Platforms and Why They're Important for Women
Radhika Apte believes that as opposed to men, women are playing stronger protagonists in digital platform productions
Bollywood star Radhika Apte seems to be every digital platforms latest obsession. The actress has worked in a number of films such as Padman, Andhadhun and a lot of web series namely Sacred Games and Ghoul. Ever since she took over the digital platform, fans have been hailing her as the "queen of OTT (over the top) platforms". While she has done some exceptional work and made a huge name in the industry, the 34-year-old star has made sure to not get typecast in Bollywood. She prefers to take up different roles each time a film or web series is offered to her.
"Women Are Given More Court To Play With," Radhika Apte.
In a recent interview, Radhika spoke about big productions turning to digital platforms and the role that women play in web series. She said, "All the OTT platforms seem to be working on big productions only. I hope it's not just a transfer of content from Bollywood to them. Consistency can only be checked over time. Right now, the platform is superb. Plus, at the moment, the digital platforms seem to be giving women more court to play with many more and stronger protagonists." Despite everything, the actress still feels that acting for films is no different than acting for a digital platform.
"Digital Medium is Very Fast," says Radhika.
"Acting across mediums does not change things much. What does change is the viewership, people across the world have viewed these shows. The digital medium is very fast. It's faster than films, because this content is in people's hands all the time, and that really makes a difference," shared Radhika. She added that she doesn't see the digital platform taking over Bollywood as films still continue to fare well at the box office. The actress is adamant on not limiting herself to one medium. In fact, she is currently in the middle of signing a big Bollywood project which will be announced soon.