Actor turned politician Balakrishna is coming up with two leading ladies in the film Lion. Trisha Krishnan and Radhika Apte will be seen romancing Balakrishna in this upcoming film. As Radhika Apte has already worked with Balakrishna in the previous flick Legend, which turned out to be a hit, this duo is trying to impress audience once again with Lion.


Interestingly, Radhika Apte gave few controversial statements on Tollywood and on few sensitive topics in the recent times. After series of controversies, she is set to test her luck at the box office with Lion. ‘Will the controversial statements of Radhika Apte affect Balakrishna’s Lion?’ turns to be the most interesting question on social media.

Radhika Apte and Nandamuri Balakrishna in a still from movie 'NBK Lion'
Radhika Apte and Nandamuri Balakrishna in a still from movie ‘NBK Lion’

Here is a quick recap of the controversies Radhika Apte was involved, after the release of “Legend”.

Radhika Apte’s statements on Tollywood and its producers:
Radhika Apte, who has worked for few Telugu films in the past, mentioned few controversial statements on Tollywood film industry. She mentioned that heroes in Tollywood are given high priority compared to the heroines on the film sets. Few producers in Tollywood felt that the statement given from Radhika was indigestible. Even though it did not turn out to be a high level controversial stunt, few people didn’t go along with the statement and felt that she is not interested to work further for Tollywood, as she felt the industry is partial towards males.

Radhika Apte’s bold statements on ‘A’ rated content:
Till her past Tollywood venture Legend, Radhika Apte has an image of girl next door. She appeared in traditional outfits and she didn’t speak much to the media. After her Bollywood film Badlapur, Radhika Apte turned out to be a hot beauty of Indian film industry. Few media segments covered this aspect saying that Radhika Apte is moving towards glamorous side. Responding to this, Radhika shared her views which were quoted as bold by few critics. Her statements on Sex too turned sensational all over the country. Few opposed her views while few supported her for her blunt statement.

On an average, Radhika Apte’s interview to a leading TV channel made it almost clear that Radhika will not be seen in Tollywood after this flick.

We have to see how these controversies of Radhika affect the upcoming film Lion. Let’s hope for the best for Lion film unit and the actors.

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