Richa Chadha, actor, on acting, the future and the unexpected
Q: If you weren’t an actor, what would you be?
A: A photographer. I studied it for a little while. Even now I carry a Polaroid around with me everywhere, with extra film handy.
Q: One thing you dread?
A: I don’t see a bright future for the country or the planet. I hope it changes. What disturbs me is that history repeats itself and we don’t seem to learn.
Q: One thing you can’t do without while on a shoot?
A: I carry a candle. Vanity vans are very impersonal, tubelit and sometimes smelly, so candles make things beautiful.
Q: What’s something you did today that nobody would believe a star would do? A:
I opened a sewing kit because I had a wardrobe malfunction. A thread had come off [my clothes]. I didn’t do a good job.
Q: If you could work with any actor, living or dead, who would it be and why?
For reasons of attraction, maybe Ryan Gosling and Clive Owen. And Meryl Streep.