Radhika Apte turns up as ad professional in Bengali flick

Radhika Apte turns up as ad professional in Bengali flick

Essaying the role of an ad agency professional, stung by extremes of relationship demand and imperatives to prove herself in an unforgiving workplace, 'Rupkatha Noy' actor Radhika Apte says she has no qualms to turn up in debutant directors' works if the roles are intense.

Radhika, who had a long hiatus after Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury's award-winning 'Antoheen' due to her sabattical to London, is to turn up in debutant film maker Soukarya Ghosal's Pendulam which strings five simultaenous incidents together.

"I had always wanted to act in substantial roles in Bengali films, where the directors show a deft sensibility. I couldn't take up projects after Antoheen in 2007 as I was away. Now I am all for it if any good project comes my way," the 'Shor in the city' actor said.

Radhika, who gave back-to-back shots of her character sitting in office chamber deep in thoughts in a south Kolkata building for Pendulam, said, "My character is a working woman who is in a relationship with a younger man (Samadarshi). But as a woman she is stung by extremes as a multi-tasker and lives up to the challenge."

"I found the role interesting and, of course, the story, which has interesting turns," she said.

In Pendulum, the other main woman character is being etched by Sreelekha Mitra, after her superlative performance as a nagging housewife in Anik Dutta's Aschorjwo Prodip.

"In Pendulum all the characters are inter-related and one reason of choosing Radhika in such a role is she is a director's delight and fits in the role of a modern, Bengali girl working in corporate world," Soukarya said.

Pendulum also stars Rajesh Sharma and Rajatava Dutta (tutor) besides Samadarshi, the young Tagore in Rituparno Ghosh's Jibonsmriti.
Produced by Cozum Analytics, Pendulum will be released by end of this month.

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