Radhika Apte briefly courted notoriety in April 2015 when a nude clip from Clean Shaven, Anurag Kashyap’s contribution to the short film anthology Madly, was leaked to the internet. The talented performer has had her sweet revenge. Apte has won the award for best actress in an international narrative feature for her performance in the 20-minute segment of Madly at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City. Madly features six stories directed by six directors on the theme of love. Kashyap announced Apte’s achievement on his Twitter account.
The accolades have been piling up for Apte. She got good notices for her work in Badlapur, Hunterrr, Manjhi The Mountain Man and the short film Ahalya last year. She will next be seen in the Rajinikanth movie Kabali.
Apte has also graced the video Find Your Beautiful, produced by digital video company Culture Machine. Apte revisits her younger self in the video and makes a case for embracing imperfections. (Apte seems quite perfect herself, but we will let that pass.) The video is a testament to Apte’s unusual appeal, which is now set to go international with her Tribeca victory.