Radhika Madan, who joined the film industry after working in television, got herself into controversy when she made a comment on the work culture of the Indian TV industry. It brought criticism even from people within the industry.
Now, the actor broke her silence and spoke about the matter again. When asked if being vocal about her opinions, like in this case, work against her sometimes, Radhika told Bollywood Bubble. She said, “No, I think I will speak my truth always. I don’t know, it might be different than yours and I won’t judge your truth. And that is what I believe in, that is what I live by and that is what has taken me ahead in life. Till the time I don’t have any malice in my heart, I’ll be okay and that is what I want to live by.”
During the promotions of her film Kuttey, Radhika had reflected on her experience of working on TV. She had spoken about the long working hours and how the script would often come to her on set with no fixed screenplay in place. The actress also said that her inputs were rejected by her director.
The comment incited criticism from the people in the TV industry. Sayantani Ghosh, Ravi Dubey, Sargun Mehta and Ektaa R Kapoor were some people who openly criticised Radhika’s comment. Ektaa, who was also the producer on Radhika’s first TV show, had called it ‘Sad and shameful’.
Asked if she ever felt cornered or highly scrutinised during the whole situation, she told the publication, “I think half information is really dangerous. And whoever saw the full interview they got to know what I was trying to say and that is the reason I didn’t explain it.”
Radhika had 3 releases already in 2023 with Kuttey, Saas Bahu Aur Flamingo and Kacchey Limbu. She has many more ahead up for release including Sanaa, Soorarai Pottru remake with Akshay Kumar and Happy Teacher’s Day.