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Richa drew inspiration from Delhi for ‘Bholi Punjaban’ role of Fukrey

Richa Chadha who is all set to feature in sequel of Fukrey, says the time she spent in Delhi helped her prepare for her character in the film.

bollywood Updated: Dec 11, 2016 19:31 IST
Yashika Mathur
Yashika Mathur
Hindustan Times
Actor Richa Chadha’s Bholi Punjaban role inspired by Delhi girls.
Actor Richa Chadha’s Bholi Punjaban role inspired by Delhi girls.

Actor Richa Chadha will reprise her role of Bholi Punjaban in the sequel of Fukrey (2013) and she credits the time spent in Delhi for the mannerism of her role.

The actor, who hails from East Delhi moved to Mumbai to pursue a career in acting, but she says the memories of Delhi stayed with her. “During my college days, I had a lot of female friends who were street smart and had strong personalities. The way they would talk and carry themselves was so cool that I knew that Bholi Punjaban had to be like those girls. My diction, how I carried my character and style of delivering my dialogues have been inspired by the women of Delhi. They are smart and classic at the same time and that is what my character is all about,” says Chadha.

Her character in Fukrey was appreciated by the audience and she admits it was all because of Delhi. “When I lived in Delhi, I picked up the language, the mannerism from people and since it is the place where I have grown up, Bholi Punjaban came naturally to me,” she adds.

A source says, “When Richa decided to take up the role again, she knew that her experience in Delhi would come handy once again and she was thrilled about it.”

First Published: Nov 30, 2016 19:10 IST