"They objectify women and I don’t like the humour."
Radhika Apte revealed why she rejects starring in sex comedy films.
The actress explained that the genre came to her after starring in Varun Dhawan’s Badlapur.
While she clarified that she has no issue with sex comedies, she rejects such films because the subjects can be derogatory to women.
Radhika stated that she will not be a part of projects that celebrate jokes about women.
In Badlapur, Radhika’s character Koko is forced to strip.
After the film’s release, Radhika said she was offered roles in sex comedies but she turned them down.
Revealing why, Radhika said:
“I think a couple of sex comedies were offered to me after Badlapur.
“I don’t have a problem with sex comedies. Hunterrr (2015) could be called a sex comedy as well.
“But, the kind of sex comedies we had, in the past, can be very derogatory to women and can be very very objectified.
“They objectify women and I don’t like the humour. So, I don’t do it.”
Radhika went on to say that the film’s script plays a big part in deciding the intention of a sex comedy.
“If you read the script, you know what the film is talking about.
“And what kind of jokes are made? I don’t mind a film where a chauvinist guy makes horrible jokes about women.
“But, you are trying to show something else; there’s a story to it and it becomes something else.
“But, as a film, if you start celebrating those jokes then I am not going to be a part of it.”
Radhika Apte also opened up on working with Ram Gopal Varma on Rakta Charitra, admitting that it was not a good experience.
She said: “Some experiences are not very good, because you don’t get along with the vision of the filmmaker, or the story is not very good.
“Having said that, I am a big Ram Gopal Varma fan, especially of Rangeela and Satya.
“I was excited about the opportunity to learn from him on set.
“And while we, as a team, did have fun, the culture of favouritism and exploitation (of time) was prevalent.
“I was naive at the time so I didn’t say much but this episode made me realise the importance of having my time respected. I learned to put my foot down.”
On the work front, Radhika Apte was last seen in Vikram Vedha.
She will next be seen in Netflix’s Monica, O My Darling.