Radhika Apte has stated that the people in charge of promoting her film Shor in the City were to blame for the rumours regarding her dating life at the time. Tusshar Kapoor’s wife was played by Radhika in the criminal drama film directed by Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK and produced by Tusshar’s sister Ekta Kapoor and mother Shobha Kapoor. Several rumours surfaced around the time of the film’s release in April 2011 that Radhika and Tusshar were romantically linked in real life as well.
The rumours only got strengthened after Ekta Kapoor made some controversial comments about Radhika during her and Tusshar Kapoor’s appearance on Koffee With Karan. She had joked about her brother’s bad taste in women while calling Radhika ‘horsey’ beautiful,’ adding that she hopes their chemistry stays on the screen only. Radhika, who later denied even being close friends with Tusshar, recently confirmed that it was a publicity tactic.
She told Mashable India, “I had gone to London to study contemporary dance. Saibo became a huge hit so they called me back for promotions. Then they only spread some link-up rumours about me and Tusshar. It obviously wasn’t true. I didn’t know (about the promotion tactic). Initially, I was very entertained, because I got an article that I was apparently in Goa celebrating Valentine’s Day with Tusshar Kapoor, and I was studying for my exams in London.”Radhika also recalled how the film brought her popularity and a number of offers but she couldn’t completely utilise it. She said, “I couldn’t cash in on the film’s success. I got a very big film offer. I signed it, it was a very big film and it was a very nice role and it did become a huge hit. But I was supposed to go on a backpacking trip. I was due to be back on Aug 7 and the shoot was supposed to start on Oct 15. So I said I will lose weight even if I put on a little because I want to go and have fun. I came back and I had put on 3-4 kilos, and I would have lost it. The director told me that I was too fat, too big, and they kicked me out of the film.”
Radhika had already responded to Ekta Kapoor’s comments on Neha Dhupia’s chat programme. She stated, “I was in London at the time, learning dance. I’m still not sure why this was said “noting that Ekta was pleasant to her when they later met
Radhika has been married to Benedict Taylor, a British musician, since 2012. Her most recent film was Vikram Vedha, in which she co-starred with Saif Ali Khan, Hrithik Roshan, and Rohit Saraf. The Pushkar-Gayatri directed film hit theatres on September 30.