Actress Radhika Apte, who has styled up with spunky bangs for her forthcoming release Badlapur, has chosen to go de-glam for her next movie Hunterrr.
While she will be seen playing an edgy character in Badlapur, which releases this Friday; Hunterrr, which hits the screen exactly a month after the former, will see Radhika play a non-glam version of herself.
Radhika was briefed during the narration that her character would sport a simple look but was in for a surprise on the first day of the shoot when she arrived to see there wasn't vanity of any kind on the sets. She was amused to see there was no appointed hair or makeup person for her, and then her director explained the character's requirement.
She was apprehensive initially, but she's happy with the result.
"Any actor who is told to go de-glam obviously feels apprehensive for a quick second but I have done this before, so I was convinced sooner. I think my apprehension was that because I have done this earlier I didn't want to be typecast.
"Also, given the plot of the film, I think I went in expecting something slightly glamorous. But the director was really particular about sticking to the look.
"We had to especially craft the looks in a way so as to accommodate a no hair and makeup feel to suit my character's need. Obviously everyone was being nice and tried to talk me into it. But later I realised it wasn't a typecast whatsoever and I was totally on the same wavelength as the director."
Hunterrr itself is said to be a coming-of-age film which revolves around an unassuming sex addict and his lustful journey through life. Directed by Harshavardhan Kulkarni, it also stars Gulshan Devaiah.