Richa Chadda, 25 AC­TOR

India Today - - YOUNG YEARNERS - by Suhani Singh

Mum­bai

In her short but im­pres­sive film ca­reer, Richa Chadda has demon­strated she doesn’t want to tick the check­list of a con­ven­tional hero­ine. Af­ter mak­ing a mark with a wee part in Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! (2008), she chose not to do the “as­pir­ing, small-town, can’t-speakEnglish roles” that came her way. Her patie nce paid div­i­dends when she landed a role in Anurag Kashyap’s crit­i­cally-ac­claimed twopart Gangs of Wassey­pur (2012). Chadda was con­sid­ered for Grand Masti but she in­stead chose the role of a foul-mouthed pimp and gang­ster in Fukrey and a sup­port­ing role in Goliyon Ki Rasleela... Ram-leela. Through sheer talent and spunk, she has es­tab­lished her­self as an ac­tress who can make an im­pact even in limited screen time. BURST­ING ON THE SCENE She was a rev­e­la­tion as the feisty, jilted wife who grows into a lonely, pow­er­ful ma­tri­arch in Gangs of Wassey­pur. STICK­ING TO THE SCRIPT “I want to be a bank­able ac­tor, who con­sciously cre­ates good con­tent for my­self and other ac­tors.” SCREEN IDOL Meryl Streep. “She is do­ing leading parts into her 60s. The great­est suc­cess for an ac­tor is that films are writ­ten for her.”

“She has a re­ally strong per­son­al­ity, tremen­dous amount of char­ac­ter

and a very strong sense of self-be­lief.”

Farhan Akhtar

Ac­tor,film­maker

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