Taking criticism is a part of an actor’s profession, says actor Radhika Apte, however there are not many people in the industry who she appreciates criticism from.
“I am very good at taking criticism. I like criticism. I think everyone should give themselves and others a place to fail. But there are only a few people in the industry, criticism from whom I take seriously ,” she says.
“I read a few reviews. When I feel it’s constructive criticism, I am more than happy to talk to critics and understand what they mean. But yes, I would rather have constructive criticism rather than fake appreciation,” she says.
However, the actor adds that during the release of a film, any kind of support from the industry helps to encourage her. “Any kind of support is a good thing. And anyway you can make out who is saying what from what point of view. At the end of the day if someone is saying something nice, just take it rather than judging the intention behind it. This industry has become supportive. But it is pretty competitive as well. I am fortunate to have some really good friends. This new generation of people is supportive in many ways,” she says.
The actor, whose last film Kabali was a huge hit, says that she still has a long way to go. “My journey has just started. I am taking each day as it comes. I don’t look at my past films or the future, I am just concentrating on the work I have right now,” she says.