'There's No Point In Fighting' - Radhika Madan On Nepotism

Avya Sharma , 01 Jul 2020
Radhika Madan (Source: Yogen Shah)
Radhika Madan (Source: Yogen Shah)

Sushant Singh Rajput‘s tragic death sparked the nepotism debate in Bollywood and many celebrities spoke about their share of struggles. Now, Angrezi Medium actor Radhika Madan too has spoken her mind on the issue and opened up about her struggles in the Hindi film industry.

In an interview with BollywoodLife, Radhika said —

Your job is to just ask for the audition, that is it. I literally went to the producers and asked them to let me audition. And that’s how I got roles, that’s how I got Pataakha, that’s how I got Angrezi (Angrezi Medium). I literally went and said, ‘Can I audition?’ That is the most outsiders can do. You need to stop cribbing and start working on yourself. There’s a situation, accept it and move on. Will it change? I don’t know. In the meantime though, can we just utilise this time by not complaining and working on ourselves. The issues has been put out, yes. I’m not denying it, let’s not run away from it. I’m not saying to not address the issue, it has been addressed. Everybody is aware, All I’m saying is to not put all your energies into it, but rather, work on yourself

Talking about what she did when there was no work for her, the actor said—

Mard was shelved was for like one-and-a-half years so what could i do? I didn’t have anything on my plate during that time, then I didn’t crib during that time. Instead, and I sat and worked on myself. I told myself, ‘Yaar. Radhika, after this, you’re not going to get time later, so how much you can learn now, learn. So i learned different crafts. I started painting, I started watching films that I hadn’t watched before, I continued with my martial-arts training, which helped me in the film (Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota) because the film had suddenly begun and there was not much time then, so thankfully I got time to practice my martial arts. I learned so many things; it’s about how you see it, what you became as a person.

Radhika will be next seen in Dinesh Vijan‘s Shiddat: Journey Beyond Love starring opposite Sunny Kaushal. Helmed by Kunal Deshmukh, the movie will also star Diana Penty and Mohit Raina.

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