My mother is an in­spi­ra­tion for me, says Richa Chadha

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Ac­tor Richa Chadha (left), who’s known for her por­trayal of off­beat char­ac­ters in Bol­ly­wood, says that she wants to ed­u­cate chil­dren through her films. She is in­spired by her mother, who is a teacher in Delhi Univer­sity.

The ac­tor re­cently pro­duced a short film, which she de­cided to take to small towns in or­der to spread ed­u­ca­tion through cin­ema. “My mother is some­one my en­tire fam­ily looks up to. She is an ed­u­ca­tor and has worked her en­tire life to­wards be­ing a teacher. She’s an in­spi­ra­tion for me. My short film, which I pro­duced, hap­pened to be based on his­tor­i­cal events. And hav­ing an ed­u­ca­tor in my fam­ily, I was keen to take the film to ed­u­ca­tional in­sti­tutes and make peo­ple aware,” says Chadha, who pro­duced the short film Khoon Aali Chithi.

The ac­tor, who has been part of crit­i­cally ac­claimed films such as Gangs of Wassey­pur (2012) and Masaan (2015), has al­ready started tar­get­ing the towns she wants to go to with her film.

“We will be­gin with Pun­jab and try to go to a few high schools and col­leges, and show the films to the stu­dents there. It’s im­por­tant that good films are taken to young minds so that they can learn things through a dif­fer­ent medium that holds their in­ter­est,” she says.

Good films must be taken to young minds so that they can learn things through a dif­fer­ent medium that holds their in­ter­est RICHA CHADHA, AC­TOR

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