Richa Chadha: I felt misused in Sarbjit; I regretted choosing the film
22 May, 2018, 9:10 am
Richa Chadha doesn’t belong from any filmy background. The Bollywood actor had to struggle to reach to the level she is at. She pours her heart out for every character she does onscreen. The path to success hasn’t been an easy for Richa. In an interview with IANS, she was asked doesn’t she feel bad that mainstream filmmakers are not collaborating with her enough for a protagonist’s role?
On this, she said, “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 OK 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.”
“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,” she added.
She admitted that playing the mother of an older man, at the age of 24 in Gangs Of Wasseypur, was certainly a risk. “That was a huge risk that I took at that point in time for which nobody appreciated me. There are people who thought that I am much older than what my actual age was. But people also understood my calibre as an actor,” she said.
Richa was also offered to play the mother of Hrithik Roshan in the film Agneepath. On this, she said, “Yes, that is true, and I think that was a really stupid idea of the person who offered me that role. I think he was smoking something wrong,” quipped the actor, known for speaking her mind.”