Remember in 2018, when Radhika Apte had been a part of Netflix’s multiple releases and she was all over the internet with countless memes? She was also dubbed as ‘Queen of Netflix’ by numerous fans and even Netflix India tagged along acknowledged their love for her. While on Instagram they changed their page’s description to “Just another @radhikaapte fan account” with several love-notes written to her, they also shared a spoof video saying how Radhika Apte is omnipresent in Netflix and they wouldn’t have it any other way.
Now, Vikrant Massey is been given a similar title, ‘The new Radhika Apte.’ The actor has been a part of Netflix with projects like Cargo, Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitaare and now Ginny Weds Sunny. In a recent interview with Filmfare, the Chhappaak star talked about him being the new Radhika Apte of Netflix and said that his favourite meme was actually something that his ‘Ginny Weds Sunny’ co-star Yami Gautam said. The actor says, “Recently when we were in an interview for the movie, Ginny Weds Sunny Yami Gautam said that he is the new ‘damaad’ (son-in-law) of Netflix. Which cracked me up and made everyone laugh’’. While he was asked about his comparison with Radhika, he says ‘’I am very fond of Radhika Apte, she is a very amazing actor and is exceptionally hard working. She has ruled the OTT space and now going to Hollywood, I would love to follow that path and reach where she is, while we both laugh at the memes which are being created, they are so funny’’.
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Additionally, he also spoke about working with two powerful women of Bollywood in Chhapaak. He explains, “I always wanted to work with Meghna Gulzar, I was able to pull that off so early in my career is almost like a dream up true. With regards to Deepika Padukone, I had really fond memories as her co-actor. As I always say, she is one of the most incredible people that I have ever met’’. The movie ran into unnecessary trouble during its release, the actor too shared his thoughts on the same. He says ‘’ It is hard to be a Deepika Padukone, in our country. It is difficult to be a woman with a voice. She is the biggest star and icon in our country. If she can be subjugated to this then anyone could. Unfortunately, there is no public discourse today. I stand by what I said.”
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