Girl on the Go

This Friday afternoon actor Richa Chadda was not dressed her part.

Written by Jagmeeta Thind Joy | Published: August 26, 2012 1:25:01 am

This Friday afternoon actor Richa Chadda was not dressed her part. The actor who debuted with Oye Lucky,Lucky Oye and is currently enjoying success with Anurag Kashyap’s Gangs of Wasseypur,arrived for the press conference of the ongoing bridal exposition Grand Asian Wedding Week 2012 at JW Marriott Chandigarh dressed in a little black dress teamed with a flaming red jacket,the soles of her black stilettos still flaunting their price tags. “It’s still a long way for me to get married,” announced Chadda as she took her seat next to the organisers,one of whom was a former acquaintance from her “theatre days”.

Her contribution to the bridal show,which is on till August 26,being limited to the “inauguration”,it didn’t take too long for conversation to steer towards Gangs of Wasseypur. “Yes,it’s an immense high to be a part of a successful film that made it all the way to Cannes,” said Chadda who went on to add,“The offers for new projects are pouring in every day. But now I am going to be very choosy.” She admits the journey from Delhi,where she pursued theatre,to Mumbai has been a slow-paced struggle. “Not having a star boyfriend didn’t help either,” quipped the actor who still values her work on stage. “I was cast in Gangs of Wasseypur thanks to my stint in theatre,” said Chadda,who will now be seen in a short film series to be made by the internationally-acclaimed director Mira Nair. “It’s really overwhelming to have bagged this project and the role is very different from what I have done so far,” said the actor who has also signed a mainstream project (read Bollywood commercial film) which she is cagey about right now. “I have been doing performance-oriented roles and though I will continue doing those,I want to skip the de-glam ones,” said Chadda.

Crediting new directors in the industry,who are looking for new subjects and giving fresh talent a chance,Chadda remarked,“There’s a change in the way cinema is made. It’s no longer enough to just look pretty.” We agree.

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