Radhika Apte shared a throwback picture from a photoshoot by a Mumbai-based photographer
"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 skin (people)? No right? So don't do it. There has to be a limit," Radhika Apte said
After Pink, set in urban India and discussing the tough life of working women, director Leela Yadav brings Parched, a tale set in rural Kutch.
"Once I got a call and they said they're doing this film in Bollywood and 'I want you to have a meeting with them. But would you be okay sleeping with that person?' And I laughed. I said you're so funny, you're very funny and I said no I'm not. Ask him to go to hell," said Radhika Apte
"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," said Radhika Apte
Actor Adil Hussain tweeted the news on Friday and also shared a copy of the letter from Margaret Herrick Library of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Set in a desert village, Parched is the story of four rural women who struggle with marital abuse and gender discrimination. Mai Re Mai tells the more joyous tale of how they make the best of their lives, as parched and arid as the land they inhabit
Parched is less lyrical than other desert sagas in the past. More brutal. Yet beautiful. The women seem to take to the patriarchal clobbering with a great deal of reluctance and a whole lot of sisterly camaraderie
"Parched. A film about women, friendships and simply being brave enough to find a happier ending. Being happy could just b a guilt free choice," Kajol tweeted on Monday.
"This film isn't about women only, but also about the men, where both are victims. It is the societal pressure which forces men to do things apart from the mind-set," said Ajay
"People have a tendency to sensationalise things. I think it should be stopped now. By exaggerating it, we are giving much importance to these things," says director Leena Yadav
Produced by Ajay Devgn, Parched tracks the tale of struggle of Rani, Lajjo, Janki and Bijli played by Tannishtha Chatterjee, Radhika, Lehar Khan and Surveen Chawla respectively. The emotional tone of the trailer fluctuates between happiness, frustration and an urge to break free on the part of the protagonists