30 Apr

The year 2016 seems to be full of excitement and experiments for Bollywood actress Richa Chaddha who is known for playing unconventional roles in Bollywood. She will be seen playing two complete different roles in her upcoming movies ‘Cabaret‘ and ‘Sarabjit‘.

While in Sarabjit, she will portray simple Punjabi wife Sukhpreet Kaur who loves her husband and keep a low profile, Cabaret will present Richa as glamorous and bold dancer Rose.

When asked how did she manage to play two different avatars at same time, she quips, “I have different approach to work. I do my home work properly. I understand the story and meet directors to understand his expectation before stepping up for any role.”

She is amongst few actress, who created a niche for herself without associating with big names. Whether it is her debut film Oye Lucky Lucky Oye, Gangs of Wasseypur, Fukrey or Masaan, story has always been the priority for her.

“For me, story is the hero. When I read a script, I think of my role in it and that how can I contribute to take it forward,” shares Richa as she share her memorable incidents while shooting such films.

Her upcoming movie Sarabjit is based on real life story. She realised the essence of it when she met Late Sarabjit’s wife Sukhpreet Kaur at her place.” I had already started shooting when I met Sukhpreet for the first time. When she saw me first, she held my hands and started crying,” she reminisces.

She will soon work in an international film following the league of Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone. She will soon begin shooting for Indo-American film ‘Love Sonia’ produced by David Womark and to be directed by Tabrez Noorani. The film will be based on human trafficking.

Commenting on trend of joining international projects, Richa says it is not just about associating with brand. “I always want to get better at my work. It is a great exposure on different land and would certainly add value to my act,” says this actor turned producer.

She recently produced a short Punjabi film Khoon Aali Chithi and has high hopes that it would find good space in coming international film festivals.

“It is a very powerful film. When my friend brought the story, I immediately accepted it,” remembers Richa who will also be seen as Paro in Sudhir Mishra’s upcoming film Aur Devdas. Source