“I woke up all of Chandni Chowk yelling abuses from the terrace”
After giving the men a run for their money in Gangs of Wasseypur, Richa Chadda will make life tough for the boys in Fukrey
Q. You are being increasingly perceived as a feisty character. Your comments. A. Maybe because of my chiselled jawline, one gets the impression that I am feisty. But in real life, I am really peaceful. I don’t eat meat. I am a hardcore believer in non- violence. But the characters I get to play are the exact opposite. Q. Tell us about your role as Bholi Punjaban in Fukrey. A. Bholi is a woman who controls the city from her den. She runs a prostitution ring and pirates films. She is a glamorous version of
Q. Did you bully the boys on the sets? A. No. In fact, the first few days, I was very reserved because the boys— Pulkit Samrat, Varun Sharma, Manjot Singh, Ali Fazal— had already shot together and shared a chemistry. But I had lots of fun as I have only worked with very senior actors like Manoj Bajpayee and Piyush Mishra before. Q. How did you prepare for the role? A. I read what other
Sholay’s Gabbar Singh. people said about my character in the script. One character says that she is bholi ( innocent) only till she opens her mouth. For me, that is the basis of my character. Q. What’s the craziest thing you did for the role? A. I got up at 4.30 a. m., reached the sets by 6 and woke up all of Chandni Chowk by yelling from the terrace, “Dalli, Dalli, Haan Hun Main Dalli ( Pimp, Pimp, Yes I am a Pimp)”. I could actually see lights switch on in one house from the Q. Tell us about your forthcoming roles. A. In Ram Leela, Sanjay Leela Bhansali gave me the most loving role ever. My character is sweet but can also be kadak ( strict). In Tamanchey, I play an orphan who peddles drugs to survive. In Ishqeria, I am a shy girl conscious of her looks who falls for a dream man ( Neil Nitin Mukesh). corner of my eye. The camera was much lower so people couldn’t see it. All they saw was an abusive chick in a hoody.