Richa Chadha says she opted out of scenes in Kangana Ranaut’s Panga as it lacked substance: ‘Somewhere, it went south’ | Bollywood

Richa Chadha, known for her adventurous roles, once had a pivotal part in Kangana Ranaut’s sports drama ‘Panga’. In a candid conversation with Baradwaj Rangan for Galatta Plus, Richa disclosed her choice to exclude herself from certain scenes in ‘Panga’, as they seemed to her to be superficial. (Also read: Richa Chadha expresses her desire for a ‘classy’ maternity photoshoot: She eschews all forms of kitsch)

Richa Chadha expounds on her reasons for stepping back from certain scenes in Kangana Ranaut’s ‘Panga’.

Richa Chadha Reflects on Her Experience in ‘Panga’

Regarding her term on the set of Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari’s sports drama, Richa remarked, “I consciously chose to disengage from numerous sequences in that film. Initially, my enthusiasm stemmed from the belief that the narrative would center on female athletes and the tough decisions regarding motherhood. However, at some juncture, the direction didn’t align with my perspective, prompting me to request a minor role. The importance of the role eclipses the labels—be it a key role, a minor role, or a cameo, those don’t concern me. Holding my ground is my priority, coupled with the aspiration to amass a reputation of credibility.

She continued to explain, “The roles destined for me have a way of finding me. Such characters appear tailor-made, as the filmmakers cannot envision anyone else portraying those parts. Yet, opportunities of that nature are quite rare.”

Background on Richa Chadha

Richa Chadha’s cinematic journey commenced with Dibakar Banerjee’s ‘Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!’. Her career includes memorable performances in both installments of ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’, the ‘Fukrey’ series, and lauded roles in ‘Masaan’, ‘Goliyon Ki Rasleela – Ram-Leela’, ‘Section 375’, and ‘Madam Chief Minister’.

Richa’s most recent work includes the portrayal of a courtesan in ‘Heeramandi’. This historic drama takes place in the era of pre-partition India during the British rule.

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