Now, we at ETimes have spoken to the equally fine actor Adil Hussain, who was Radhika’s lover in the scene, over a range of topics. Talking about ‘Parched’ and the bold scene in question, Adil told us that Radhika is one of the most vulnerable, dedicated and honest actors that he has met. “Radhika has committed to art and people should understand. For people like her and I, what matters is art and not what people will say.”
“I was almost naked in that scene. I have no issues with such scenes as long as they have not been done to tickle one’s lower senses. I have no issues with such scenes as long as they are meant to portray the complexities of human life,” Adil added.
Did his wife have any issues with the scene? “Not at all. In fact, she was the first one whom I told about the scene after Leena Yadav told me about it.” And what did she say in return? Adil laughed and said, “She said she hopes that I do it well. My wife respects my profession and she has complete faith in my sensibilities. We know each other from our early days in theatre and she knows why I am an actor.”
Continued Adil, “We as actors don’t shy away from playing brutal murderers, so why should we shy away from enacting a lovemaking scene? What’s the logic behind shying away? Aren’t we a land of1.3 billion people? And isn’t this the land where Kamasutra originated?”
And did Radhika and he speak anything with each other regarding the scene before the cameras rolled? “Well, I asked her ‘What about your boyfriend’? She said that she was married. She then asked ‘What about your wife?’. I said, ‘No problems’.”