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There is no one like Rajinikanth, says Radhika Apte

Actor Radhika Apte who is preparing for the release of two of her films, Kabali (Tamil) and Phobia (Hindi), says Rajinikanth is very inspiring.

regional movies Updated: Apr 27, 2016 07:17 IST
Rajinikanth,Radhika Apte,Tamil film Kabali
Radhika Apte plays Rajinikanth’s wife in the Tamil film Kabali.(AFP)

Actor Radhika Apte feels Tamil superstar Rajinikanth is very inspiring and that there is no one else like him. She is currently working with him in the Tamil film Kabali.

“Who wouldn’t enjoy working with Rajinikanth? I enjoyed a lot. I think it was one of the best experiences of my life, because it was Rajini sir. It was very inspiring, he’s such a wonderful man, there is no one like him,” said Radhika about her experiences at the trailer launch of her film Phobia. She declined to answer if she was doing any action in the film.

In Kabali, directed by Pa. Ranjith, Rajinikanth reportedly plays a character based on a real-life don and Radhika plays his wife. The final schedule was shot in Malaysia recently. “Malaysia shoot was very good, there was a lot of heat, shooting is over and dubbing is going on. It will release soon,” she added.

Read: Radhika Apte wins best actress award at Tribeca Film Fest

Read: Rajinikanth, Radhika Apte in Malaysia for Kabali’s final shoot

In her Hindi film Phobia, she plays an agoraphobic, a person who has a phobia of open spaces, and doesn’t want to step out of the house. But certain incidences in the house make her want to leave the house, making her battle with the phobia.

Actor Rajinikanth is very inspiring, feels Radhika Apte. The veteran actor receives the Padma Vibhushan award from President Pranab Mukherjee in New Delhi. (PTI)

About the psychological thriller, she said: “It was one of the most difficult films to do, there was a lot of research that went into it. It is an actually disorder, it has its own symptoms, it is biological. Panic attack comes like how someone develops fever. You can’t do anything about it, because it naturally comes to you.

“I think there is a very thin balance when you’re trying to say a few things and also when we had to make it gripping and edgy. It used to be lots of discussions on the sets every day. We shot it in a very few days, so it was very hectic. Emotionally and physically it was stressful, but I had a great time playing it.”

The film is directed by Ragini MMS director Pawan Kirpalani.

First Published: Apr 26, 2016 15:49 IST