Short films let you experiment more: Radhika Apte
Actor Radhika Apte (left), whose short film Ahalya created quite a buzz recently, considers the genre “great” for experimentation and talent.
“Short films are a great platform because production cost is much lower as compared to a feature film. And you can experiment much more because very less is at stake. If a lot of people start watching short films, it will be good for a lot of artistes,” says the actor.
Radhika’s career in showbiz started with the theatre troupe Aasakta. She made her feature film debut in the Hindi film Vaah! Life Ho Toh Aisi! (2005), and also had a part in Bengali film Antaheen (2009). Her choice of roles is different, but Radhika maintains that she doesn’t like to “differentiate between commercial cinema and arthouse cinema”.
“I’m trying to do a variety of films and roles. I just like not to be categorised,” she says. .
The actor, who’s worked with acclaimed filmmakers, said she wants to work with the same people again. “Anurag Kashyap, Anurag Basu, Sujoy Ghosh, Sriram Raghvan, Harsh, Ketan Mehta and Leena Yadav... I have worked with these people and I’d like to work with them again,” said the actor.