Richa has a wishlist. Is anyone listening?
If there's one thing Richa Chadha is known for, it is her acting chops. And she's proved it umpteen number of times through her repertoire of work. She's played a disillusioned mother who feels she can bring up her son differently even though she herself gets sucked into the black hole of her surroundings in Gangs Of Wasseypur, she's played a victim of social stigma who, no matter how further she runs, simply cannot escape her fate in Masaan, and she's played a woman toughened by the big bad world to an extent that she grabs the world by the balls, quite literally so, and makes them kiss her feet in Fukrey.
So what does an actor like Richa need now? What characters can excite her and inspire her to recreate on screen? T2 Online asked her for her acting bucket list, and she had three very distinct names. Directors, are you listening?
"In the classic Mughal-E-Azam, the character of Anarkali has so much potential and if recreated with the right nuance, it will be perfect for the modern cinema audience. Add to that the grandeur that the film demands, and it will turn out to be a spectacle for cine lovers," says Richa.
"If there's a thinking biopic made on her, I'd love to play the lead. I'm not saying one which is only celebratory, but something that celebrates the flaws as well as the good. I've heard that a biopic is being planned on her life, I just hope it goes to an actor who can get her diction right. A lot of actors today consider mumbling as acting, and their Hindi is not up to the mark for Hindi cinema," says the actor.
"Or Jayalalitha, Sonia Gandhi or Priyanka Gandhi for that matter. India has so many female leaders. Whether they are loved or hated is besides the point, but they are powerful characters that deserve a story. I'd love to play a complex character like today's politicians," says Richa.