Entertainment is what makes life fun. Without it, the only thing people would do is work, eat and sleep, which is not a fun existence for anyone. Thankfully there are literally an uncountable number of ways in which people can entertain themselves. Some listen to music, some dive deep into novels, some make a hobby out of gambling on leovegas.com while others follow sports with a burning passion. However, there is one form of entertainment that has near-universal appeal. For a lot of people, Media entertainment is the best thing that humans have ever made.
People love watching movies, TV and Web series. It is then not surprising in the slightest that if people like a movie or a TV show, they end up liking the people who made it. Be it the directors, the writer or even the producers of such media. But there is a special place in the heart of the fans of good media for the people that actually act in it.
The writer might have drafted the best script the world has ever seen but if the people who actually bring it to life aren’t giving their best, then the movie can never be good. Actors and Actresses are quite literally the heart and soul of any movie, TV series or Web series. The best written of characters can fail to connect with the audience if there isn’t a strong, passionate and mesmerizing performance behind it. Luckily for the Indian film industry, there is no shortage of amazing actors and actress who can pull of any role they are giving in a way that can take the breath away of even the most stoic of critics.
While Bollywood is largely dominated by male actors who can literally draw millions of people to the cinema to watch even the worst of movies just by their very presence, the last few decades have seen quite a few actresses ascend to a similar level of stardom.
Deepika Padukone, Priyanka Chopra, Alia Bhatt and many other have proven multiple times just how talented they are when it comes to bringing even the most outlandish characters to the silver screen, all the while making their fans hopelessly in love with them by using just their charm, but there is another actress who received a lot of praise last year for her work in a very new medium of storytelling for the Indian audience—some would go as far as calling her the best actress current working in Bollywood.
Radhika “Omnipresent” Apte had a hell of 2018 and her fans couldn’t have been happier about it. India’s first true Netflix star had a very fundamental role to play in the success of the multiple web series which Netflix India produced, which in turn made Apte a household name in her home country. In fact, she started in so many movies and web series last year that she was given the title of “Omnipresent” by the memes of India.
But as with any big star, there are always things about her life, career, and the journey that not even their biggest fans know about. So here is a list of 5 things that not everyone can claim to know about the beloved Netflix Star that will give you a better insight to her life and probably leave you a bit surprised as well.
1. The start of her journey
While films and web series are definitely what made her popular, it was another form of media entertainment where the very young Apte started her acting journey. While movies and TV have legions of people who follow them, unfortunately, theatre doesn’t get nearly enough attention or love. Still, the Indian theatre is a great place for up and coming actors to get their start and it is responsible for giving us world-class thespians like AmreeshPuri and that is exactly where young Radhika Apte took her first steps in the world of entertainment.
2. A common misconception
While anyone who has ever appreciated Radhika Apte and done the obvious task of watching her every film would tell you, “Shor in the City” is when she appeared on the Bollywood scene. But that is just a common misconception—as often is the case with actors who start their career with a very minor role in a mediocre movie.
“Waah! Life ho to Assi!” from 2005, might not be anyone’s favourite Radhika Apte movie for obvious reason but it was the first time the superstar of 2018 ever graced her silver screen with her presence.
3. An Overnight life-redefining decision.
Making a big decision can be tough; people usually take multiple days if not weeks before taking a decision that can affect their whole life. Most people would probably spend months just trying to wrap their mind around a decision like going to another country for a year but then again most people aren’t as brave as Radhika Apte.
When she felt that Bollywood wasn’t something she wanted to be a part at that point in her life, she decided to move to London on a whim, where she stayed for around a year. She likes to call her time in London as something that changed her life and made her into a more liberate and confident individual.
4. A Rumored Romance
Following the love of famous people is the passion of a lot of their fans no matter how hard the stars actually try to keep it private. Every day there are dozens of new rumours about who is dating whom, who broke up with whom and who is going to marry whom in Bollywood and Radhika Apte is not an exception.
Around the time “Shor in the City” hit the cinemas across India, rumours started to float that Apte and her co-star Tusshar Kapoor were actually dating each other. While these rumours have never been verified by either party but since Radhika is happily married to her husband Benedict and Tusshar Kapoor is…..not, it is safe to assume that their alleged relationship reached a conclusion at some point.
5. An Unexpected Crush
Crushes are the best. When people crush on someone they enter a very exciting phase in their life when they have finally found that occupies both their mind and their heart. But some crushes are best kept secret and never acted upon.
This was exactly what happened when Nawazuddin developed a crush on our omnipresent lady while he was working with her on their movie, “Manjhi”.
Thankfully Nawazuddin, being the respectable gentleman that he is, never acted upon this crush as both were married during this time period and even the rumour that anything happened between them would have been enough to cause major chaos and other problems in their personal lives while the paparazzi would have had a field day.
So here they are, 5 things that every self-respecting Radhika Apte needs to know. But the star of the sensational actress is still rising and with the insane amount of love and admiration she got for her roles in 2018, it would be a safe bet to make that her career will hit even higher peaks before all is said and done, all the while living a life that would make the second part of this list, an inevitability.