Being invited for foreign festivals unusual for me: Richa Chadha

Richa Chadha...Served in the jury of Moroccan film festival.

Richa Chadha…Served in the jury of Moroccan film festival.

Richa Chadha has been attending many foreign film-festivals lately. The actress was recently on the jury of Marrakech International Film Festival in Morocco and attended a masterclass at Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM) a few days ago.

“They definitely provide exposure. I was invited to be on the jury of Morocco’s Marrakech International Film Festival. It is unusual for someone of my age group or with my kind of experience. So, I think it was only because I attended Cannes last year,” she said in an interview.

During the masterclass at Indian film festival in Melbourne, she spoke on women in Bollywood. “I don’t want women in Bollywood to be thought of as a different category. For that, the society needs to change its perception towards women. Bollywood is one part of the society. I enjoyed the masterclass because I like talking to people. Some issues are the same no matter where you live in the world. It was great that I got an opportunity to interact with people on such a platform,” she was quoted as saying.

Though she is in a mood to underestimate her she had a major breakthrough as a supporting role in the film noir gangster saga Gangs of Wasseypur (2012), where her role as the bellicose and extremely foul-tongued wife of a gangster earned her a Filmfare award. She made foray into mainstream cinema as a supporting character in Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela (2013).

In 2015, Chadda acted in Masaan, playing a girl caught in a blackmail situation after indulging in casual sex. The film got a ‘standing ovation’ when screened at the Cannes film festival. – CINEWS

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