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Radhika Apte on learning French for A Call to Spy- Cinema express

Radhika Apte on learning French for A Call to Spy

The actor talks about learning a new language for her character, Noor Inayat Khan, in A Call to Spy

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Published: 07th November 2020

Radhika Apte’s debut international film, A Call to Spy, was recently released in the UK and USA. For the film, Radhika had to learn French and adopt a new accent for her character Noor Inayat Khan.

Talking about the process, Radhika shared in an interview, "Noor Inayat Khan was born in Russia, her mother's American and her father's Indian. She is British but spent a long time in France." Her accent, thus, was tough to crack. "It was a tricky task to figure out what her accent should be. I planned on learning the French lines and I wasn't fluent at all. However, due to unforeseen circumstances, I only got the lines a day before the final shot and I was worried as I didn't get enough time to practice. But everyone on the set, from the producers to French actors helped me with the lines so I don't mess up the pronunciations."

Back home, Radhika was recently seen in Raat Akeli Hai on Netflix. The actor also made her directorial debut with the short film Sleepwalkers, which won the award for 'The Best Midnight Short Award' at the Palms Spring International ShortFest.

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