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“Gangs of Wasseypur” actress Richa Chadha feels Bollywood is a good place for female actors right now as there are better roles being written for them.
Richa, who will be seen in debutant Neeraj Ghaywan’s Cannes-acclaimed “Masaan”, said the industry and the audience have become more receptive to actresses, especially in lead roles.
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“It is a good time for female actors because there is greater acceptability. I also feel meaty roles are being written for actresses. I loved ‘Queen’, ‘NH10’ and ‘Piku’… Great roles for women are there right now,” the actress told PTI.
Richa, 26, is happy to be a part of “Masaan”, whose story is set in Varanasi, as she feels it is high time films utilised modest backdrops.
“It is about time that films with modest settings and real characters got made because in the past we have seen movies set in foreign locations, big cities… Now it is the time to see the more rooted stories,” she said.
The “Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!” actress, who is known for preferring meaty roles over big banners and a film’s commercial value, said she cannot star in any movie if her character does not make sense to her.
“I will do a big budget film provided my role is substantial because I have to have fun doing a movie, I have to make sense. I am fairly selective.
“You will be seeing a lot more of me now but every film has its destiny. I have done some films, which are yet to release,” she said.
Richa will be next seen Pooja Bhatt’s “Cabaret”, “Main Aur Charles” and Sudhir Mishra’s “Aur Devdas”.