Radhika Madan On Nepotism: I had auditioned for ‘Student Of The Year’
Radhika Madan has been one of the few actors who have managed to make a successful transition from TV to films just like Sushant Singh Rajput. The pretty actress has been part of some of the most stellar films like ‘Patakhaa’, ‘Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota’, ‘Angrezi Medium’, etc. After Sushant Singh Rajput’s death, everyone has been talking about nepotism and favouritism in the film industry. Radhika too has been a victim it seems. She too has a take on the ongoing debate over nepotism and how film industry outsiders are not getting a favourable chance.
Radhika recently spoke to Bollywood Bubble about her experience of working with Irrfan Khan. Have a look at what she has to say:
Opening up on the never-ending outsiders vs star kids debate, Radhika Madan said, while talking to BollywoodLife, “Your job is to just ask for the audition, that is it. I literally went to the producers and asked them to let me audition. And that’s how I got roles, that’s how I got Pataakha, that’s how I got Angrezi (Angrezi Medium). I literally went and said, ‘Can I audition?’ That is the most outsiders can do. You need to stop cribbing and start working on yourself. There’s a situation, accept it and move on. Will it change? I don’t know. In the meantime though, can we just utilise this time by not complaining and working on ourselves. The issues have been put out, yes. I’m not denying it, let’s not run away from it. I’m not saying to not address the issue, it has been addressed. Everybody is aware, All I’m saying is to not put all your energies into it, but rather, work on yourself.”
Radhika went on to talk about the time when she didn’t have work. She said while talking to BollywoodLife, “Mard was shelved was for like one-and-a-half years so what could I do? I didn’t have anything on my plate during that time, then I didn’t crib during that time. Instead, and I sat and worked on myself. I told myself, ‘Yaar. Radhika, after this, you’re not going to get time later, so how much you can learn now, learn. So I learned different crafts. I started painting, I started watching films that I hadn’t watched before, I continued with my martial arts training, which helped me in the film (Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota) because the film had suddenly begun and there was not much time then, so thankfully I got time to practice my martial arts. I learned so many things; it’s about how you see it, what you became a person.”
She went on to also talk about how she had auditioned for a huge part in a huge movie but lost it eventually. She stated while speaking to BollywoodLife, “I did audition for Dharma. I gave them the worst audition of myself because I was so scared. I auditioned for Student Of The Year, but I had got a fever and performed and I gave the worst audition of my life. So, I won’t blame a Dharma for not casting me. It was my call, I got an opportunity, but I didn’t perform and tagged myself out.”
Radhika concluded her outburst over this debate by saying, “We should all just work on the craft and plan to take the industry to the next level. There’s no point of in-fighting. Just take things to the next level and that’s what my aim is. Just focus on your work and our industry should keep rising.”
We must say, very well said!