Radhika Apte Does Not Find Anything Funny About Jokes on Skin Colour

Radhika ApteRadhika Apte photographed in Mumbai.


  • ‘There has to be a limit,’ said Radhika Apte
  • ‘It’s not funny to crack such jokes,’ Radhika added
  • Radhika’s Parched co-star Tannishtha was recently ‘roasted’ on a TV show
Coming out in support of her co-star Tannishtha Chatterjee, who was recently ‘roasted’ for her dark skin on Comedy Nights Bachao, actress Radhika Apte feels one shouldn’t be making fun od someone’s colour and body structure.

Only last month, Tannishtha wrote a lengthy Facebook post and revealed that she had walked out mid-way through the recording of Comedy Nights Bachao because she was ‘roasted’ for her skin tone.

The 35-year-old internationally acclaimed actress was on the show to promote her film recently released film Parched, produced by Ajay Devgn.
“I think jokes on colour or body shaming shouldn’t be made. It’s not funny to crack such jokes. Do you crack a joke on fair-skinned (people)? No right? So don’t do it. There has to be a limit,” Radhika told PTI.

Meanwhile, following the Uri terror attack, Bollywood seems to be divided over Pakistani artistes working in India.

The 31-year-old actress feels talent across the border should be encouraged.

When asked if one should encourage talent or impose a ban in such a scenario, Radhika says, “What has happened in Kashmir is terrible. But it shouldn’t determine other things (working of artistes in India) as it’s a political debate. I feel art has the power to bind us. We should encourage talent.”

Radhika is elated with the response to Leena Yadav’s film Parched.

“I feel every film has an audience and it feels great that people today love to watch kind of cinema as well,” said Radhika.

The Phobia actress said she will be going on a break for few days.

The actress, who inaugurated a store for a leading watch brand, said: “I do get a lot of offers for endorsing a brand but for me the credibility of the brand matters the most. A brand should live up to the expectations of people. It should deliver what it promises. I choose to be selective in it (endorsing brand) as it also requires commitment,” she added.

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