Richa Chadha: If even Jennifer Aniston won’t be left alone, I have no chance
Actor Richa Chadha, who has been dating her Fukrey co-star Ali Fazal for a while now, says that she’s surprised by the spotlight on her relationship. And she’s also a bit annoyed by it.bollywood Updated: Sep 11, 2017 16:28 IST
Actor Richa Chadha’s phone has been ringing non-stop, with questions from friends, family and the media, ever since her relationship with actor Ali Fazal went public. However, she seems to have made peace with her personal life being in the public eye.
“It’s none of anyone’s business who I’m dating or not, but then I think that if Hollywood won’t leave Jennifer Aniston alone at this stage, asking [her] about when she wants to have children, then I don’t have a chance to be left alone. You have to put up with some really crazed out people,” says Richa, who has been dating her Fukrey (2013) co-star Ali for over a year now.
Richa, who has otherwise remained mum on her relationship status, sent out strong tweets against things being written about her. She says, “Honestly, I don’t like to make a big deal about it. The thing is that it’s such a personal choice and I now understand why people like to keep things under wraps, because [others] write whatever they feel like.”
Talking about how she and Ali reacted to the fan frenzy around their relationship, she says, “We were laughing [and thinking] that what has happened to people? I never thought anyone would care. We’re so easygoing and laidback; we’re not from the film industry; we don’t strategise and plan or send hints to the press or give tip-offs that we’ll eat here and take our picture.”
Richa’s next film is Jia Aur Jia, and she’ll co-star with Ali in the Fukrey sequel. Even though it’s their first film as a couple, things haven’t changed much for them. “Ali and I were always friends from our theatre days, and we had a common friend circle. When we went back to the Fukrey sets, we had the Fukrey gang and because of that bonding, we were never weird with each other,” she says.
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