Renowned actress Radhik Apte had to face the repercussion of cyber crime last year when clips from her films ‘Madly’ and ‘Parched’ were leaked. If that was not all, an MMS of a woman bathing was associated with her name, claiming that the woman was she. Radhika, then, took to social media to warn those who had started the rumour. She wrote: You guys! If you’re going to get someone to pass off as naked me, she needs to look a lot more like me.
Now Radhika will revisit her disturbing past as she plays the role of a victim of leaked MMS in her next ‘Bombariya’. Confirming the news, filmmaker Michael E Ward told Mumbai Mirror, “Yes, we do have such a scene in our film which was shot around the same time when a clip from Anurag Kashyap’s film, ‘Madly’, was leaked. For a while we were afraid that we may have to change our script as Radhika who was really upset about the real leak might be uncomfortable shooting it. But she’s a brave girl and bounced back strongly and agreed to do the scenes. Her character is a film publicist whose phone is snatched on the street. She chases after the thief frantically because there’s a an MMS in it of her in the shower after a Holi blast which she knows could be embarrassing to her as well as the Bollywood actor she works with.”
Michael, however, maintains that the leaked scenes were always a part of the film and had nothing to do with Radhika’s previous encounters with cyber offence.