Validation may be a strong word, but actress Richa Chadda doesn't tire of using it at the drop of a hat these days. Her decision to play the lead in Neeraj Ghaywan's film Masaan, which releases this Friday, was instinctive and totally based on the pull of a powerful script. That the film won two coveted awards at the Cannes International Film Festival and a standing ovation from the audience at a special screening there, she says, was validation enough of her blind faith in Ghaywan. "When Neeraj came to me with the concept, he didn’t have any backing for the film. But when I read the script, I knew straightaway that this is one film I shouldn’t miss out on. Later, we found backing for the film and now, I am very happy to be a part of Masaan," says Richa.