Bollywood star Richa Chadha has come a long way throughout the course of her career. She started her career in 2008 with Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! but only got her big break four years later with Anurag Kashyap’s Gangs of Wasseypur, which went on to become one of the biggest hits of Bollywood. Things didn’t stop there for Richa as she went ahead and signed Fukrey, Sarabjit, Love Sonia and the recently released Section 375, in which she essays a lawyer fighting for a rape victim. Now, many may easily consider Richa as one of the top actresses of Bollywood right now, and many would assume that she would get the star treatment she deserves. But there were times the star had to shoot and stay at the most bizarre locations.
At a recent conference held in New Delhi, Richa revealed, “When we were shooting Gangs of Wasseypur, it was my first big film and we shot in towns like Anpara, really small towns in Uttar Pradesh. These towns didn’t have hotels, so we would stay in government guest houses or at the collector’s office if they had some extra rooms. We even stayed at post offices. My first memory of the film’s shoot is getting up in the morning to switch on the geyser as I was told it takes 4-5 hours for the water to warm up.”
The actress also spoke about how India is becoming a travel destination and many people are visiting the country. She also discussed Switzerland being one of the top locations for Bollywood filmmakers to shoot but her initial experience of filming was in some of the most unexpected locations. On the work front, Richa has a couple of projects in the pipeline. She will be next seen in Shakeela, which is going to be a biopic based on a South Indian star of the same name. Simultaneously, she is also working on Ghoomketu with Nawazuddin Siddiqui, and Ishq Tajmahal opposite Randeep Hooda.