According to a report in the Mumbai Mirror, Radhika Apte is playing an ambitious financial analyst in Nikkhil Advani’s Baazaar. Advani talked about her character and had this to say: “It is an unfair slotting when it comes to Radhika. Just because she looks sultry, they cast her as a village girl. I find that quite bizarre. She’s a talented actress who brings a lot to a part. That’s the whole point of casting her as the ball-breaker, ambitious Priya who has no qualms using her sexuality to climb the corporate ladder. For me, it was essential to cast her. We needed someone intelligent enough to understand the nuances of the role.”
Radhika too was quoted thus in the report: “I liked that the film is about the stock market. It is an interesting concept. I play a Mumbai girl who’s strong and ambitious. I have never had this kind of a look in any of my previous films, and I love it. It’s very me in many ways.”
We sure would love to see Radhika in her corporate avatar!