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GOW' got me respect as an actress: Richa Chadda

PTI  New Delhi, May 09, 2013
First Published: 18:47 IST(9/5/2013) | Last Updated: 18:48 IST(9/5/2013)

After her critically acclaimed performance as Nagma Khatun in Gangs of Wasseypur, Richa Chadda is keen to cement her career by experimenting with challenging role in Bollywood.

Chadda, who earned praise in Anurag Kashyap's two-part crime saga, will next be seen playing a gangster in two of her upcoming movies --Fukrey and Tamanchey.

Richa's aim is to follow the success of GOW by taking on challenging roles rather than go the glamorous way.

"Over the next ten years, my aim is to do roles that other people will turn down or be afraid of experimenting. I like doing different characters and people will get bored of me if I am doing only one kind of character and I will get bored too," Richa told PTI in an interview.

Starting her career with a supporting role in Dibakar Banerjee's Oye Lucky Lucky Oye, Richa surprised everyone with her range in Anurag Kashyap's film.

Though she was offered a lot of similar roles post the success of the film, Richa believes GOW helped her establish as an actress with substance.

"After Gangs of Wasseypur I was offered a lot of roles but they were not similar but what I am grateful for my whole life is that I got accepted as an actress.

"Normally, what happens is that you do item songs and glamorous roles first. I believe the trajectory should be about doing difficult scripts first and the glamorous roles will follow," Chadda said.

The actress, 26, is currently busy with three films; Mrighdeep Singh Lamba's Fukrey, Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Ram Leela and Tamanchey.

Out of her three films she is a playing a criminal girl in two of them though the actress admits that both the roles are different from each other.

"I am playing a local don in Fukrey. There was a girl in Delhi, Sonu Punjaban. My character is loosely based on her. She got criminally active at a very early age. By the age of 20, she was known in entire North India."

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