Actress Radhika Apte, who has a nude scene in Leena Yadav’s Parched, says she is not ashamed of her body.
“I had no apprehensions about going bold. I have been brought up watching world cinema and I have travelled a lot so I am very comfortable with my body. I have seen people performing nude on stage in India and abroad,” Apte said.
“I don’t see why I should be ashamed of my body. That’s the one tool I use as a performer. I had no apprehensions doing bold scenes. I was also sure that I was really in good hands,” she added.
Apte’s intimate scene with co-star Adil Hussain in the film was leaked online in August. However, the actress says she doesn’t care about it.
“I don’t look at it and I don’t care. I do my work and I wait for the film to release. These things don’t bother me at all,” Apte said.
Set in rural India, Parched also stars Tannishtha Chatterjee, Surveen Chawla and Lehar Khan. It follows the lives of three ordinary women who begin to break free from traditions.
Produced by Ajay Devgn, Parched is set to release in India on September 23.