Carving her own niche

Richa Chaddha wants to do good films even if it means being paid less

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The actor will be seen next in Masaan. PHOTO: FILE

MUMBAI: Actor Richa Chadha says cheques handed out by film producers also bounce, but it doesn’t matter to her as she “doesn’t do films for money”.

“Very few people do films for money, and I’m definitely one who doesn’t do it for money. I think everyone who...has interactions with producers, has experienced cheque bouncing at least once,” Richa said at the opening of a wildlife resort.

An actor acclaimed for her work in movies like Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! and Gangs Of Wasseypur, Richa is happy with her journey in Bollywood so far.

“The industry has given me a lot. My journey as an actor started in 2012 and in these three years, (I’ve won) one Filmfare Award for Best Actress, Critics’ (award for ‘Gangs Of Wasseypur), one comic role award (Screen Award for Fukrey), and Masaan has won two awards at the Cannes International Film Festival.”

“Along with this, (I’ve got) huge amount of money, numerous friends and tremendous fame...I’m hoping you’ll see a lot more of me. I’m not waiting for the industry to do something for me, I’ll take whatever I want on my own,” she said.

Known for always choosing unique storylines and themes, Richa said, “I’ll continue working like how I’m been working since the beginning of my career. I want to do good films and that’s what I do usually.”

Masaan will hit Indian screens on July 24.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 14th, 2015.

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