Actress Radhika Apte feels more comfortable in playing characters that are layered than one-dimensional parts, which are either too good or purely villainous.
The actress said she prefers real characters over larger-
than-life roles. "I find playing morally-ambiguous characters
easier than a woman who is always cute on screen.
"I find that very difficult because you can't relate to anything
and you just have to be a puppet. I find myself suddenly becoming
more flexible and more fitting into the thing when I am doing a
grey role rather than all goody-goody or very bad characters, which
are just one dimensional," Radhika told.
The 29-year-old actress said she really liked her role of in
"It was interesting when I was narrated the script of
Badlapur because the character I play is an independent,
educated woman but still wants to support her husband when she is
not even sure whether he has done the murder or not.
"I found it to be a grey place, which can be explored. That
really interested me," Radhika said.
The 'Shor in the City' actress said her flirtatious
scene with actor Varun Dhawan in the film was a result of
improvisation and she feels it made her character more exciting to
"We added this one scene, where Varun and my character flirt in
the car. That scene showed that this woman was mildly attracted to
him and found him good looking. I felt this added one more layer to
my role," she said.
In a contrast to Badlapur is Radhika's next,
coming-of-age comedy Hunterrr, about a young guy's (Gulshan
Devaiah) lustful journey.
Also starring Marathi star Sai Tamhankar in her full-fledged
Bollywood debut, Hunterrr has Radhika playing Gulshan's
"My character Trupti is a simple Pune girl, who has a
traditional perspective on love and relationships. When she comes
to Mumbai for work and start living alone, her outlook towards
things changes," she said.
Radhika feels the subtleties in the relationship between Trupti
and Gulshan's Mandar Ponkshe add an exciting flavour to the
"What's interesting about Trupti is like Mandar, she is also a
middle-class woman. Mandar comes in her life and her perspective
changes. There's this conflict between where you come from and what
you believe now," she said.
Post Hunterrr, which hits theatres this Friday, Radhika
has many projects lined up for release including Ketan Mehta's
Manji- The Mountain Man, co-starring Nawazuddin
Kaun Kitna Panai Mein with Kunal Kapoor and Ajay
Devgn's Indo-US collaborative Parched.
"I am happy that I am having back-to-back releases after four
years. More work is always welcome," she said.