Bollywood actress Radhika Apte has become a social media sensation with her bold pictures on Instagram (All pictures courtesy: Radhika Apte's Instagram account)
Radhika Apte often posts sizzling bikini pictures on her Instagram page
Not only bikini snaps, but Radhika Apte also shares bold pictures from her photo shoots
Radhika Apte often portrays bold roles on screen, but her off-screen persona is just as sassy
This semi-nude photo of Radhika Apte had created quite a stir as the actress exposed her nipple in the picture
Radhika Apta has not been shy from speaking her mind
Rather than keeping quiet about the controversy, Radhika Apte always stressed in all her interviews how the film was much more than that one 'sex' leaked scene
Radhika Apte had earlier said, "I am not ashamed of anything. People who are embarrassed about their own body are curious about other's body."
"So if you want to see a naked body tomorrow, see yourself in the mirror rather than my clip. Then only we can talk about this," said Radhika Apte
Radhika Apte was recently seen in the Akshay Kumar starrer 'Pad Man'
Radhika Apte won raving reviews for her role in 'Pad Man'
Radhika Apte has also been roped in for Saif Ali Khan-starrer web series 'Sacred Games'
Radhika Apte kick-started shoot for her upcoming web series 'Sacred Games' for Netflix on the account of her birthday
Radhika Apte has a working birthday every year and this year was no different as she is started gearing up for first Indian Netflix original series
Radhika Apte is the only Bollywood actress to have set foot in the digital space and create rage
Radhika Apte is currently shooting in Mumbai. She will be seen sharing screen space with Saif Ali Khan for the very first time with the web series
Radhika Apte has nailed it with her acting skills in various short films and is now set to venture into the space of web series
Radhika Apte is well known to treat the audience with content-driven films which connect well with the masses
On the work front, Radhika Apte will next be seen is films like 'Baazaar' and Sriram Raghavan's next with Ayushmann Khurrana
Radhika Apte, who has often been under the scanner for her 'bold' approach in her films, says anything remotely associated with human body can turn out to be a problem in India -- a country that is 'very ashamed of sexuality and physicality'
Sex and sexuality are not the only veiled topics of discussion in the country. Menstruation also finds a spot on the list, and Radhika is happy that the topic is being handled in a 'big way' in her film 'Pad Man' -- which tells a true story of a man's journey to make affordable sanitary napkins
Starting with the poster in the shape of a sanitary napkin, Radhika Apte feels the film will help overcome the hesitation which surrounds a natural process that a woman goes through every month
"I think our country is very ashamed of sexuality, physicality, or human body. Anything to do with human body or sexuality is a problem here," Radhika Apte said
Despite the critical acclaim coming her way aplenty, Radhika Apte has often been in news for being 'bold' in her films -- be it an intimate scene with co-star Adil Hussain in 'Parched' being leaked online, or a clip of a semi-nude Radhika from an Anurag Kashyap-directed short film making its way on to the web
Radhika Apte has never tried to sweep the matter under the rug, and believes in talking about it instead of opting for silence
"Yes, there is a whole thing of generations of being awkward about things, but if you start taking a decision like 'Okay, I am not going to feel like that', it will make a difference," Radhika Apte said
Radhika Apte said a natural process like menstruation should be spoken about. "It should not feel awkward touching the pad in front of people. These are small things with which people have issues."
According to Radhika Apte, it is not only men who have issues talking about it
"Women also have issues about it. It is all a part of society and upbringing, and it is high time we changed it," Radhika Apte said
Filmmaker R. Balki direced the story of Arunachalam Muruganantham to narrate through 'Pad Man', with actors Akshay Kumar, Sonam Kapoor and Radhika in the lead roles
Ask Radhika Apte about how his story got a Bollywood makeover, and she says she is "absolutely not" allowed to talk about it, but things are heading in the right direction
"All I can I say is that as you know it is about a pad man and has a sanitary napkin on the poster. So there is a lot of scope for imagination," said Radhika Apte
"I am very happy that something like this is being handled at such a big level in Bollywood," said Radhika Apte, who hails from Pune and lives in London with her husband Benedict Taylor
Radhika Apte entered the industry with a small role in the 2005 release "Vaah! Life Ho Toh Aisi!", and is known for films like "Shor in the City", "Kabali", "Phobia", "Badlapur", "Manjhi - The Mountain Man" and short film "Ahalya"