Q&A: RADHIKA APTE PG 64
Speaking of Kashyap, tell us about your role in Sacred Games, which he and Vikramaditya Motwane have directed.
I am a R&AW agent who gets involved in a case and works with Sartaj Singh (Saif Ali Khan) to crack it. I am also doing another Netflix show Ghoul. It’s a story that will be better appreciated on a platform like Netflix.
What was it like to work with Rajinikanth (Kabali) and Akshay Kumar (PadMan)?
Both are extraordinarily professional, disciplined and down to earth. You feel like you are with a co-actor and not a co-star. Akshay is extremely punctual, works for eight hours. I wish everybody worked like that.
Any difference in working on a small, independent film and one with a bigger budget and mass appeal?
There is more intellectual com-promise in some of the bigger films. Films take forever to finish because nobody’s dates are available. There are songs that take forever. You have to wait a lot. My complaints are stupid because it’s all part of the job.
You made a mark in Sriram Raghavan’s Badlapur. You are also doing his next thriller, Piano.
It’s a fantastic story. I came on board very late. I will do anything for Sriram and Anurag [Kashyap]. Like blindly. I trust them so much that they can give me any part and I will do it.