Radhika Apte Was Dropped From Vicky Donor For Being Overweight. Imagine That!
Being shamed for being skinny or fat shamed is something we all go through in our lives. Yeah, it’s like there’s no winning. Some people deal with it using humour, some deflect and for some, it sticks in their head eating away at their self-confidence. Thing is, it’s not a constant for us. For Bollywood celebrities, they have to have a fit physique all the time. ALL THE FREAKING TIME! Thanks to actresses like Vidya Balan, Sonakshi Sinha and Huma Qureshi, we are being exposed to more than one acceptable body type.
You’d think that Radhika Apte wouldn’t have a problem like this. This couldn’t be further from the truth. She recently opened up on her experience on being bullied with the #BooTheBully challenge on Instagram. Looks like Radhika Apte is on a full on mode to expose the people who have bothered her in the past and we totally stand for it! Long time back, when the makers of Vicky Donor were in search for a new face, actress Radhika Apte was also in the running for the same role but was rejected for being overweight! Eventually Yami Gautam bagged the role and rest is history.
Radhika Apte who appeared in a show, revealed that she was rejected for being “overweight by a few kilos” and hence had to be chucked out of Vicky Donor. This sounds extremely shocking and demeaning but we are not surprised . Radhika Apte said, “I had gone on a holiday for a month, drank a lot of beer, ate loads of food. I told them that I’ll come back and lose it. But they did not want to take a chance.”
The Sacred Games actress also said that the incident made her extremely conscious about the food she would eat and the way she looked. “I don’t get affected by rejection at work, but the weight thing really messed with my head,” said Radhika.
Actor Ayushmann Khurrana who also appeared on the show with Radhika, defended the makers of his debut film and said that since he was quite skinny at the time, their pairing might not have worked. Either ways things worked out great for the two and their film, Andhadhun was one of the best films of their respective careers!
On the flick front, Radhika Apte will be seen next opposite Nawazuddin Siddiqui in Raat Akeli Hai. While, Ayushmann Khurrana is gearing up for the release of Anubhav Sinha’s Article 15.