Radhika Apte: There is a dearth of South Asian actors in world cinema
The actor is set to make her debut in Hollywood
Radhika Apte, who is going to make her debut in Hollywood soon, says she admires Priyanka Chopra and truly respects her global fame.
The Sacred Games actor says, "I admire whatever Priyanka is doing. She is doing an amazing job. She has been in Hollywood for a while and has fought so many battles there."
However, she feels there is a dearth of South Asian women in the world cinema. "If you go to Canada or Los Angeles, you will get to see many South Asians there but on screen, they are so less in number. It is abnormal to not have many South Asians on screens. We need more people."
Radhika also feels that people should not only dream for Hollywood but also fight for equal representation in the world. "I want our generation to break stereotypes and I want Indians who are making their foray in Hollywood to get all kinds of roles. It does not mean if you are brown in colour, you will only get to play Indian characters in International films. This cliche thinking should be broken," she adds.
Explaining how the showbiz industry works, the Pad Man actor says, "Industry is not only driven by talent, it depends upon so many factors. If you need to be successful in this field, one should know how to convert everything into a plus point. If you have a dusky face, make that your plus point. One should know how to compete with challenges like gender and age. It is very important to transform every disadvantage into an advantage."