Radhika Madan was a superhit TV star before she decided she wanted to struggle to become a movie star. The journey has not been an easy one for the actress. But she proved her mettle with movies like Patakha and Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota. She already has one of the most ambitious projects in Bollywood currently, Angrezi Medium starring alongside stalwarts like Kareena Kapoor Khan and Irrfan Khan. But what we want to talk about is how Radhika for a star kid replaced from a movie recently. Bollywood is pretty famous for replacing actors with star kids on their daddy's demands. Taapsee Pannu and Amrita Rao have talked about being axed from projects to accommodate star kids. So, it does come as a surprise, and honestly quite a delight, that Radhika turned the tables.
Radhika was talking to Rajeev Masand about cinema in a recent interview where she made the revelation. She said that actors with no filmi-background have to struggle harder but she makes the best of the opportunities. She said star kids have a second film even before their first movie has come out. "Whereas for us, they see our acting first. Then they see the audience's response. Then they see brands' response. Then we do the talking," she said. Shiddat: Mohit Raina, Diana Penty, Sunny Kaushal and Radhika Madan to Star in Dinesh Vijan’s Romantic Drama.
"But I would also like to add that we have the opportunity and we have to grasp it. I don't want to take names, but there was a project for which they had already cast a star kid. And I really wanted to do that project and I knew it in my gut that I am fit for that project. I went to the producer's place and I told him I want to audition for it. He said they have already cast. I asked, 'Has a contract been signed' and he said no. I asked him just to take my audition and I didn't want anything else. If you still feel I am not apt for it after the audition, I will be happy. Somehow my team and I convinced him. I auditioned for the role and I got it," she revealed.
Watch Radhika Madan making the revelation in the video below:
This story is not just funny but also reinstates faith in Bollywood. It is not just an industry constructed for people with a blood relation but for people with genuine talent. Also, we are left wondering if the project Radhika is talking about is Angrezi Medium, because, before her, there were reports that Sara Ali Khan would be playing the lead role in it. But again, if that was the case Kareena might not have been roped in for this movie. Someone spill the tea.