I don’t want to get typecast as Bholi Punjaban: Richa Chadha

  • Anjuri Nayar Singh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Nov 04, 2015 19:05 IST
Richa Chadha is trying to find a balance in her professional life. (Yogen Shah/HT Photo)

While her role of Bholi Punjaban in Fukrey (2013) got her a lot of recognition, Richa Chadha does not want to take up similar roles. The actor says she is open to ­experimenting with characters. “I love the work that I’ve been getting, and I don’t really regret ­anything. I am open to ­playing anything that is ­different. But I don’t want to do Bholi Punjaban type roles where I am playing a gundi (goon). I don’t want to be typecast,” she says, adding, “So unless it is for a sequence of the same film, I don’t want to take up something similar.”

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The actor, who has been seen in films such as Gangs of Wasseypur (2012), Goliyon Ki Rasleela ­Ram-Leela (2013) and the recent critically-acclaimed film, Masaan, says that she is trying to balance her commercial potboilers with meaningful roles. “I am reading scripts at the moment. I love the work that I have done so far; it is a good balance of ­commercial films and ­fulfilling ­cinema. And that is the way I want to keep it,” she says.

While many actors feel that being public figures restricts their personal space, Richa is not ­complaining in this regard. “Firstly, not ­everyone recognises me. But I enjoy the shoots and the ­attention. Of course, there are times — during ­festivals for instance — when you don’t get your space, but that’s fine. I am not complaining,” she says.

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