Radhika Apte and Saif Ali Khan
Sonil Dedhia (MID-DAY; May 11, 2017)

Known for playing bold, feisty characters, Radhika Apte will next be seen in Saif Ali Khan-starrer Baazaar. Producer Madhu Bhojwani says, “It is a performance-oriented character and we wanted someone who could take the audience by surprise. Keeping that in mind, we thought Radhika fits the bill. She is a fine actress.”

Touted to be a thriller, Nikkhil Advani-produced Baazaar is set against the backdrop of stock market. The film will also see yesteryear actor Vinod Mehra’s son Rohan making his acting debut. The producer, however, refuses to reveal who the actress will be paired with. “All I can say is that she has an important and interesting role, which the audience will enjoy.”

While the film has been in the making for long, the first look poster was unveiled only last week. Madhu claims there hasn’t been any delay. “I can’t comment on media speculation, but it is a script that we have been working on for quite some time. We wanted to announce it when everything came together.”

The makers hope to take the film to theatres later this year. “We will start shooting next week. Hopefully, if things go as per schedule, we will be able to release it by this year-end or early 2018,” she signs off.