Better roles being written for actresses: Richa Chadha
Gangs of Wasseypur actor Richa Chadha (above) feels that Bollywood is a good place for female actors right now as there are better roles being written for them. Richa, who will be seen in debutant Neeraj Ghaywan’s Cannes-acclaimed Masaan, said that the industry and the audience have become more receptive to actresses, especially in lead roles. “It is a good time for female actors because there is greater acceptability. I also feel meaty roles are being written for actresses. I loved Queen, NH10 and Piku... Great roles for women are there right now,” she said.
Richa, 26, is happy to be a part of Masaan, whose story is set in Varanasi, as she feels that it is time films utilised modest backdrops. “It is about time films with real characters and modest settings got made because in the past we have seen movies set in foreign locations and big cities... Now it is time to see the more rooted stories,” she said.
The Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! actor says that she cannot star in any movie if her character does not make sense to her. “I will do a big budget film provided my role is substantial because I have to have fun doing a movie, I have to make sense. I am fairly selective.You will be seeing a lot more of me now, but every film has its destiny. I have done some films which are yet to release,” she said.