Richa Chadha is one of Bollywood’s critically acclaimed actors. Richa, through her dedication and honesty towards each character, has carved a niche for herself. Apart from her craft, the Fukrey actress is also known to be very frank in her opinions and never minces words. Recently, IANS asked the actress to comment on the lack of mainstream filmmakers collaborating with her for a protagonist’s role, to which she replied saying:
Look, if the producer is looking for a business of Rs 100 crore from a film, they need a star like Deepika Padukone to pull it off and it is purely a professional reason. I am okay with all that. I am not here to make money anyway. I want to leave a mark on every project that I take up, every film that I do.
She went on to reveal why she regrets doing Sarbjit:
I would say that only in Sarbjit, I felt misused. I regretted choosing the film, but Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela was a great experience. My character was pretty substantial. As long as my choice of the film gives me a chance to do that, I will continue choosing quality.
Of course, Bholi Punjaban is one of the roles that has given me a lot of love from the audience. It was a very empowering role of a woman who runs her business like a gangster with so much confidence. It was a very well made film and I think that is how a commercial film should be, with good content, and it will earn money at the box office as well.
People mostly think about a character where they will get to look good, two song-dance sequences for visibility… but that is not how it works. I think it is the responsibility of an actor to add value and meaning to the character that is written in the script. We bring life to the characters through our performance. So I could be playing anything — whether a cameo or the main lead — but as an actor I will create an impact to the narration. We all get a script to perform, what makes the difference is how we utilise the opportunity to excel.