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Netflix finds Radhika Apte even in Zomato’s love for paneer. Check out their Twitter exchange

Netflix and Zomato are warring over who is more versatile, Radhika Apte or paneer. Meanwhile, other brands are also cashing in on the fight.

bollywood Updated: Aug 31, 2018 14:36 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
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Zomato and Netflix need help figuring out who is more versatile, Radhika Apte or a block of paneer.

Netflix’s love for Radhika Apte is undeniable but looks like other brands might also carry a deep, unaddressed affection for her. After the streaming service got bombarded with jokes about their obsession with Radhika for casting her in three back-to-back project, restaurant aggregator app Zomato also took a go at the joke.

They posted a listed of delicious paneer dishes on Twitter, bringing to everyone’s notice how Radhika is not the only one who is versatile. “And you thought only Radhika is versatile,” they wrote with the picture. The tweet earned a lot of laughs and loves until the bright minds at Netflix decided to hit back. They found Radhika’s name hidden in all the paneer dishes. “Well, she is everywhere,” they wrote in a tweet.

Soon, other brands also jumped in to earn more brownie points with the internet. KFC found ‘chicken’ in the dishes, SET Max still thought Sooryavansham reigned supreme and Grofers found their own name. Check out their tweets:

Radhika recently took part in a tongue-in-cheek video poking fun at her ‘omnipresence’ on Netflix. The two-minute video, shared by Netflix India, is designed like a behind-the-scenes featurette in which Radhika talks about her talents pretending to be a pretentious diva. “As an artist, I like to push the envelope,” she says, as a makeup person applies lipstick on her. “When Netflix came to me with another offer, I was a bit reluctant,” she says.

The new project that she refers to - a fake one, remember - is called Omnipresent. And the executive producer of the imaginary enterprise, Vikramaditya Motwane, got her on board by offering her the opportunity to play every character in the film. “That got me interested,” Radhika says.

The video ends with Radhika readying herself for her shot, confused as to which character she is playing, and turning to the director for help - who also happens to be Radhika Apte.

Her performances in Lust Stories, Sacred Games and Ghoul were lauded by the critics.

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First Published: Aug 31, 2018 12:03 IST