Why Richa dislikes the term ‘Femaleoriented’
With films such as Gangs of Wasseypur (2012), Fukrey (2013), Massan (2015) and this year’s Love Sonia, actor Richa Chadha has made a conscious choice to portray stronger parts in films. But the actor strongly despises the term “femaleoriented” films and says the phrase will continue to be relatively novel till such movies become a norm.
The 31-year-old actor says she started hearing the term when Sridevi’s English Vinglish (2012) released but adds that actors from Nutan to Rani Mukerji have been the face of their films from a long time.
“I never buy this ‘womenoriented’ term. I don’t like it. I have been hearing this term since 2012 when English Vinglish was coming. I always turn around and say ‘You never call the other things male-oriented’. But I guess it’ll be a thing, till it becomes a norm,” says Richa, who will next be seen in a biopic on an adult star.
The actor adds, “Be it Nutan, Nargis Sridevi or Rani (Mukerji), these women have done films which they have carried on their shoulders completely. There was an entire alternate cinema movement with Smita Patil, Shabana Azmi, Deepti Naval, Mita Vashisht and Neena Gupta... These are great actresses and they have done some excellent work.”
I never buy this ‘womenoriented’ term. I’ve been hearing this term since 2012 when English Vinglish was coming.
RICHA CHADHA ACTOR