Phobia, a psychological thriller directed by Pawan Kripalani, will feature Radhika as an artist who fights a phobia of stepping outside her house.
“Phobia is not at all like the so-called image of thriller and horror films that we have in our country. It’s a film that I personally will enjoy watching as well. “If people go to watch this one, then it might have the potential to break that stereotypical image of Indian horror,” said Radhika.
In a decade-old career in the Indian entertainment industry, Radhika has balanced her work between commercial and off-beat cinema. The 30-year-old has previously appeared in films like Badlapur, Manjhi - The Mountain Man and Ahalya (short film).
Radhika says she has never signed a film by looking at its genre and has always been concerned about the characters offered to her. “Phobia is the first Bollywood film where I’m playing the solo lead. I don’t know what result we will get at the box office. But I have never selected a film by looking at its genre. I pick a film only when I like the character that I’ll be playing. It needs to be a challenging character for me to portray,” she said.
“Even after Phobia, if I get another thriller or a horror project, I’ll do it only if I like the character. I don’t care whether I repeat a genre or not. I’ve never accepted films that way,” said the actor.