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Exclusive! Radhika Apte on returning to Malayalam cinema: I would love to work with Fahadh Faasil again

The talented duo worked together in the Malayalam film, Haram, which was released in 2015.

Exclusive! Radhika Apte on returning to Malayalam cinema: I would love to work with Fahadh Faasil again
Fahadh Faasil and Radhika Apte in a still from Haram

Last Updated: 02.41 PM, Jun 24, 2022


Radhika Apte's latest release, Forensic, is currently streaming on ZEE5. The psychological thriller, which features Vikrant Massey as the male lead, is the Hindi adaptation of the 2020 Malayalam film of the same name. For the uninitiated, Apte featured in a Malayalam film titled Haram opposite Fahadh Faasil in the year 2015. During an exclusive interaction with OTTplay, the actor revealed that she would like to work with the Malayalam star again.

Due to the rise of OTT and the new wave in Malayalam cinema, several moviegoers are bingeing on their films and lauding them all over the Internet. When asked if she is keen on working in Malayalam movies, Apte told us, "The thing is, to be honest with you, I think Malayalam cinema is doing amazingly well and I'd love to be a part of it. I just feel that if they really want to cast me then, I need to get rehearsal time and really understand why I'm doing it."


The Sacred Games actor also praised the female performers in Malayalam cinema, saying, "There are so many talented Malayali actresses out there." I mean, they're so stunning, not just look-wise, just stunning with their performance. They should do it. Why me, no?"

Apte added, "So if it's specifically for me, for a reason that I just need time to work with it because it's really hard to work in a foreign language and just basically learn on the same day and try to deliver the dialogue, it's a bit mindless."

During the interaction, the actor also gave her take on the adaptations and remakes of films, which are happening in full swing in the industry. Apte opined that remakes and adaptations are appealing because they are distinct from the original in terms of their treatment, interpretation, and application. Additionally, changing one's language may enable one to communicate with a wider range of people. The actor doesn't believe there is any merit to this entire issue. Every business, including Bollywood, borrows stories from other genres, whether they be Korean, Spanish, Brazilian, or any other. They continue to appropriate, remake, and popularise this.

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