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Good time for women-oriented films: Richa Chadda

The actor has three films lined up for release and promises to bring variety with Jia Aur Jia, Fukrey-2 and international crossover film Love Sonia.

lucknow Updated: Oct 10, 2017 15:23 IST
Hindustan Times, Lucknow
Richa Chadda,Actor,Love Sonia
(Dheeraj Dhawan/HT Photo)

Actor Richa Chadda has surprised the audience with her diversified roles and won rave reviews for Gangs of Wesseypur, Fukrey, Ram Leela and Masaan.

The actor has three films lined up for release and promises to bring variety with Jia Aur Jia, Fukrey-2 and international crossover film Love Sonia.

‘Lucknow should be proud of Ali’
  • Talk about her beau and Lucknow-lad Ali Fazal and smile plays on her lips. “See how wonderful break has he got (with Judie Dench in Victoria and Abdul). Lucknow should be proud of him,” she says.
  • “We are cool about it (relationship). When it has come in the open, so yes it is! But we are not discussing it any more. We both are very normal person coming from a simple family and background,” she adds.

Her next is dubbed to be the first film on female friendship. “I believe we have not made any film on female friendship. I tried searching on net but could not find any while on male friendship the list is long — Dil Chahta Hai, Dostana... We have some memorable friendship songs too but nothing on females. In our film, the hero is a cute guy like we use to have heroines in film,” she says.

Talking about her project during her recent visit to Lucknow she says, “Two girls are out on a shared holiday to Sweden! They select each other as partner online as they have similar name — Jia. And, as both get along they become good friends. A series of events follow and there is some mystery element to it. So, it’s an interesting light film which I hope the audience will enjoy.”


Her film was shot four years back. “Release actually is not in our hand. Every film has its own destiny. Today, releasing a film is a bigger task than making one. And, when that happens then stars should also favour you.

When my debut film ‘Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!’ was released, 26/11 (Mumbai attacks) happened. Jia & Jia was shot in 2014, even before Dasdev, but I am happy it’s releasing at the right time,” she says.

Richa feels this is good time for women-oriented films. “People have started accepting independent films with female star cast. Different types of women-oriented films like Queen, Neerja and Udta Punjab have worked. I think all this will work in the favour of the film,” she says.

Fukrey 2 is set to hit the screens in December. “The film’s fan base increased after its release, especially due to its run on satellite. So the audience is waiting and there is a lot of buzz about the film,” she says.

The first quarter of 2018 will see the release of Love Sonia. “It’s a proper international crossover film. It has been directed by Indian-origin director Tabrez Noorani who is settled abroad. My role has been shot in Mumbai, Hong Kong and Los Angles. It’s a hard-hitting film on child sex abuse and international trafficking. The film has been liked a lot in LA,” she says.


Richa has extensively shot Sudhir Mishra’s film Dasdev in the state capital and have been regular to the city since then. “Now I know what to see, what to eat and from where to purchase. I have had a long stay here during Devdas (now Dasdev) shoot. We used to do 13 hours shift besides two hours of drive to Faizabad and back. So, I have some good memories of the city and its delicious chaat.”

First Published: Oct 10, 2017 15:23 IST