In Bollywood, Radhika Apte is renowned for her adaptability as an actress. The actress has appeared in a number of English, Marathi, South, and Hindi films. Both domestically and internationally, the actress has won numerous awards.
Radhika Apte in Parched
Ajay Devgn and Leena Yadav are the creators of the Indian drama Parched. Four women’s lives in a small Rajasthani village community are followed in the film. The film discusses a number of social injustices that women face, including child marriage, domestic violence, marital rape, patriarchy, and dowry. Lajjo, a character played by Radhika Apte in the film, struggles to have a child and is stuck in an abusive marriage.
Manjhi: The Mountain Man
A biographical movie titled Manjhi: The Mountain Man is based on the life of Dashrath Manjhi also referred to as the “Mountain Man.” After his wife dies from a lack of medical attention owing to a rocky mountain near his town that people had to climb over or go around to, Manjhi sets out on a mission to cut a road through the mountain using just a chisel and a hammer. Radhika Apte portrays Manjhi’s wife in the film.
Radhika Apte in Pad Man
Men still act as if periods don’t exist in India, and many women still lack access to sanitary napkins. Arunachalam Murganatham is the subject of the fictionalized biography Pad Man. He developed a low-cost method for producing sanitary napkins after realizing that very few women in India use sanitary pads.
His method is now used by women’s cooperatives in India to produce inexpensive sanitary goods. Time magazine listed him as one of the top 100 global influencers in 2014. The Indian government presented him with a Padma Shri in 2016. His efforts have helped to gradually eliminate the taboos around menstruation and menstrual hygiene among the general public.
The psychological suspense thriller Phobia was created by Pavan Kirpalan. The film chronicles the experience of Mehak Deo, a young artist who developed agoraphobia—a fear of open spaces or crowded places—as a result of a terrible occurrence. Critics gave the film favorable reviews, and Apte’s acting was appreciated.
Talented pianist Akash (Ayushmann Khurrana) pretends to be blind in order to improve his playing. Sophie (Radhika Apte), with whom he is having an affair, is unaware that he is an actor. She starts to fall for him despite his disability. Anil Dhawan’s character, Pramod Sinha, a faded former star, is taken by his talent and invites him to perform for him privately for his anniversary as a surprise for Simi, his much younger wife (Tabu).
Unfortunately for everyone involved, Simi’s lover (Manav Vij) has slain Pramod, and the “blind” piano player sees the couple dumping the body. He quickly discovers that his disability won’t help him escape the thieves’ grasp after all.