After a wait of nearly six months, Richa Chadda of Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! has bagged her first major project. She would be enacting the role of one of the principal protagonists in the film to be directed by writer-turned-director Yunus Sejawal. Though the title is yet to be decided, the film would be a black comedy and would also feature actors of the calibre of Kay Kay Menon and Rajpal Yadav amongst others. Confirms Richa, “That’s true; I have signed on the dotted line for this film and would be beginning to shoot this June.
This is going to be a multi track film and in terms of it’s structuring, it would be on the lines of Life In A..Metro. In fact we have already started acting workshops.” Richa would be playing a dancer in the film. For the actor who made quite some heads turn with her brief but impressive performance in Oye Lucky! Lycky Oye! , this would make for a double bill. Reason? In the Abhay Deol starrer also, she had played the role of a dancer who performed in Paresh Rawal’s troupe. Now in Yunus Sejawal film too she would be seen with her dancing shoes on. So, is she reprising a similar role? “Certainly not”, prompt comes the reply, “However, I am not at liberty to talk more about my role.
All I can say is that I chose from the best offers that were coming my way. I had to be very careful though around what I sign since quite a few of them that came my way were getting stereotypical and I wanted to avoid that.” After gaining much appreciation for the character of Dolly that she played in Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! , she was also wary of playing any more second lead roles. “Not that I was hunting for the solo leads films but then I had to have a parallel lead role at least. I didn’t want to be slotted in a particular category of roles. This is why I opted for this film since it’s an ensemble cast project. Everyone has equal prominence in the film which sets the platform for you to show your worth”, says Richa who has been an ex-journalist herself. This wasn’t the first project that came her way though.
“There was another project which I was seriously looking at after Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! I was on for the film but for some reasons it got shelved. These things can’t be in anyone’s control. All you can do is look forward and pick roles that give you enough scope to perform. I guess I am an intelligent actor enough to read through scripts, ask valid questions and then decide on my films. This is what I am currently doing due to which you won’t find me signing films left, right and centre. I would rather wait and pick the best then hurry things up”, signs off Richa.