EXCLUSIVE: I Have Learnt How To Empathise From Radhika’s Character, Says Anita Date

The actress plays the lead role of Radhika in Zee Marathi's hit show Mazhya Navryachi Bayko. Read exclusive interview inside!

A Still Of Radhika

Many a times it happens that an actor in real- life, is completely different from his/her on-screen character. But after a quick chat with Anita Date, we can surely say that the actress comes close to her ideal character Radhika in Mazhya Navryachi Bayko. Anita is as simple, level-headed and grounded as her role that she plays in the popular Zee Marathi television show. In an exclusive chat with us, the actress started by speaking about her close-to-perfection character of Radhika and whether she feels any pressure in playing a role as such. “I don’t feel any pressure in playing Radhika because the character is very strong and inspiring,” she says.

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Anita adds to that by saying, “I have learnt how to empathise from Radhika. She is able to judge situations and understand why certain people act a certain way. I feel everyone should possess this quality. Ask her what are some of the most common comments that she receives from her female fans and the actress says, “A lot of female fans keep telling me that they get very inspired by Radhika. They get inspired by the fact that she started her own business and keep saying that they want to do the same. They also say that it’s refreshing to see a healthy bond between Radhika and her mother-in-law. There’s no tension between the two. They love and respect each other, and Radhika’s mother-in-law is like a mother to her.  Many mother- in- laws get inspired by this bond on the show and take away the fact that they should love their daughter-in-laws like their own daughters.”

A scene from Mazhya Navryachi Bayko.
A scene from Mazhya Navryachi Bayko.

We quizzed Radhika on her personal take on the wage gap between male and female actors in the entertainment industry. She keeps it short by saying, that  “it’s true that female actresses do get paid less, adding, that “things however are slowly changing.” Ask her which female personality she gets inspired from herself and she says, “I find Sudha Murthy extremely inspiring. There’s a lot to learn from her. I really respect her and believe that she is a very powerful woman that all of us should follow. She possesses simplicity, a quality I admire about her the most.”

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