Published On: Wed, Oct 5th, 2016

Radhika Apte sees no reason as to why Pakistani actors should not come to India


Radhika Apte sees no reason as to why Pakistani actors should not come to India

Radhika Apte does not think Pakistani artistes should be banned from working in the Indian film industry.

Mumbai: The 31-year-old Parched actor is the latest to join the debate that whether Pakistani actors should be allowed to work here after the Uri attack.

When asked about the issue at the launch of a watch brand, Radhika said, “I think if a Swiss watch can come to the country and have their own corporate stores, I think a Pakistani actor should come here and do a film here in India. That’s my statement.”

In the wake of Uri terror attack, MNS had asked Pakistani artistes like Fawad Khan and Mahira Khan to leave India, failing which it had threatened to stall their film shoots. They also demanded a ban on Pakistani artists working in the Indian film industry.

Subsequently, Indian Motion Pictures’ Artists Association (IMPAA) came out with a resolution to ban all Pakistani artistes and technicians till the relations between the two neighbours normalise.

Bollywood has been divided on the issue of ban on Pakistani artistes.

Superstar Salman Khan, filmmakers Karan Johar, Anurag Kashyap, Hansal Mehta, Nagesh Kukunoor and veteran actor Om Puri are among those who have opposed the ban while celebrities like Randeep Hooda and Sonali Bendre have backed it.


Radhika Apte is an Indian film and stage actress born in Pune,Maharashtra,India. She is an Economics graduate from Fergusson College, Pune. She is associated with Mohit Takalkar’s theatre troupe ‘Aasakta’ in her hometown. She is the daughter of Pune’s leading neurosurgeons Dr Charu Apte.

She played the role of Brinda Roy Menon, a TV journalist, in ‘Antaheen’. Actor Rahul Bose, who had seen her perform in Anahita Oberoi’s play ‘Bombay Black’, suggested her name to director Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury who cast her in ‘Antaheen’ along with Aparna Sen, Sharmila Tagore and Rahul Bose.

She appeared in various Marathi plays like ‘Tu’, ‘Purnaviram’, ‘Matra Ratra’, ‘Kanyadaan’ and Samuel Beckett’s ‘That Time’ with Rehan Engineer.

She appeared in ‘Darmiyan’, a short film in which she played a college girl Ekta. Apte appeared as Savitri, a village girl in KBC productions’ Marathi film ‘Gho Mala Asla Hava’. She appeared in a significant role in Ram Gopal Varma’s ‘Rakhtcharitra’ and its sequel. She also appeared in ‘Shor in the City’ under Ekta Kapoor’s Balaji Films banner. She was also seen in Maneej Premnath’s thriller ‘The Waiting Room’.Apte will also star in Akash Khurana’s ‘Life on Life’, which is about a bunch of youngsters working in a BPO and Amol Palekar’s Marathi film, ‘Samaantar’.

Courtesy: DC & IMDB

About the Author

Syed Ammar Alavi

- is Lahore (Pakistan) based journalist & writer with 25-year experience in print, wire and broadcast forms of journalism. His major fields of interest are politics, film,tv,sports, climate change and technology

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