“I Never Was Under Pressure For Being M.R. Radha’s Daughter” – Radikaa

Written by | December 20, 2016 | 0

With over 300 movies as an actor to her credit and quite a few hit movies as a producer, Radhika Sarathkumar’s is a popular name in every Tamil household, thanks to her strong presence in cinema and television. Radikaa who was first seen in Kizhakke Pogum Rail in 1978 has been part of a revolution in cinema in terms of format and even patronised the digitalisation of the celluloid through her Radaan media.

“When changes happen, one should not only accept the change but also deliver accordingly. I entered films when the colour cinema was just making inroads and then eventually, digitalisation took place. Irrespective of whether or not the audience would accept this change, I went ahead and gave them the best content that I could deliver,” she says.

“It is out of conviction and the ability to deliver the best we came up with digitalisation,” she adds. Radikaa also tells us that she has enjoyed her stint as an actor all these years. “The best part is, I never was under pressure for being MR Radha’s daughter. When I joined the sets of Kizhakke Pogum Rail 39 years ago, even Bharathiraja didn’t know that I was MR Radha’s daughter. Later, I was under pressure to constantly reinvent myself and carve a niche for myself in the industry through the characters I portrayed onscreen,” says the actor-producer.

So after all these years in the industry, what is most challenging for her — being an actor or a producer, a wife or a mom? She smiles and says, “Being a mom is really challenging as you have to juggle between quite a lot of things for your children. But I would say being a producer is even more challenging as you will have to deliver quality content for the audience.”

Radhika’s tele serial Vani Rani this year crossed 1,000 episodes and is still the favourite among Tamil diaspora across the globe. The unit recently shot few episodes in Australia. “The reason for Vani Rani being a favourite among Tamil audience is because the story has been interesting and we haven’t lost the plot at all since the first episode. We shot a few episodes in Australia with the help of Tourism Australia, but that also been fitted seamlessly into the plot. We are happy to have taken Vani Rani to the next level.”

Radikaa will next be seen in S3 along with Suriya and will star in Sangili Bungili Kathava Thorae along with Jiiva.

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