In a recent interview, Radhika Madan said that Bollywood shaped her notion of love when she was younger, and that she even wanted to date her best friend after seeing the 2007 romance film Jaane Tu… Yaa Jaane Na.
When asked how her idea of love has evolved as she has gotten older, Radhika said that Bollywood ‘affected’ her notion of love when she was younger.
“I was extremely affected by Bollywood cinema,” she stated in an interview with Filmfare. When I first saw Jaane Tu.LLLLL.. Ya Jaane Na with my closest buddy, I mistook myself for Aditi and he for Jay. After that, I thought to myself, “We should date.” ‘Whaaat?!’ he exclaimed. Then came pyaar dosti hai (love is friendship) and everything else.”
The actor revealed that she was at a vulnerable age at the time, but that she has since matured enough to recognise that love is much more than friendship. “However, your mentality at that age is impressionable,” she explained. Currently, pyaar dosti nahi hai (love is not friendship) for me, but you must accept the individual completely. Not only the black and white, but also the greys, must be accepted. Love occurs when you truly accept someone as a person. As a result, my understanding of the term has evolved significantly. It used to be a checklist of what they wore and what flowers they sent. Your concept of success varies as you gain experience in life.”
On the job front, Radhika was most recently seen in Shiddat, a Disney+ Hotstar film starring Sunny Kaushal that was released earlier this year. Even during the year-end vacation season, the actor continues to work. On Christmas Day, she shot a one-day schedule in Jaipur for Homi Adajania’s next feature, before returning to the set of her other upcoming film, Kuttey, the next day.