In all of four and a half minutes, actress Radhika Apte dispenses heartwarming advice to her younger self in a new video. Her poignant words on beauty, body image and conduct have already made a dent in the hearts of many women.
The moving video shows the Badlapur actress sorting out some of her old books when she stumbles upon a childhood photo of herself. That’s when she begins pondering what she wishes she could tell her younger self today. Would she like chhoti Radhika to talk less and study more? Or not cry after losing that fancy-dress competition? Or would she tell her how fantastically her life was going to change in the future?
None of the above…
All she’d like to tell her younger self in two simple words is – “You’re beautiful.”
The video, part of the ‘#Unblushed’ series by YouTube channel Blush, then shows the older Radhika dismissing traditional norms set by society, especially the definition of ‘a well-behaved Indian girl.” Her advice to her younger self is to live life according to her own rules.
“Apni zindagi ke chhote bade hisse kiraye pe mat dena,” Ms Apte says in the video, words that apply to all women out there.