Bollywood actress Richa Chadda has been grabbing attention ever since her film Masaan won accolades at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. During the trailer launch of the same the actress came across questions relating to the importance of female oriented films in Bollywood. When asked if female oriented films can give a competition to films starring actors like Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir Khan, Richa gave quite a clever answer!
The talented actress did not find it necessary to compete with the Khans and stated in her own way that there will soon be one day where no one would call a film ‘male oriented’ or ‘female oriented’. The actress also believes that the three Khans have been ruling over the industry since past two decades and that is slowly changing. Richa spoke confidently without any hints of hesitation, as the actress did not mean to compete with the Khans.
Richa stated, “I think since the past 20-25 years, the three Khans have been ruling over the Bollywood box office. It’s not about competition, but I would like that slowly and gradually women should also get the equal amount of importance in films as much as male actors receive. And I think it has already started happening so soon there will be perfect balance where nobody would say that this is ‘female oriented’ or ‘male oriented’, everyone will say it’s a good film!”
Actress Richa Chadda gained momentum after her critically acclaimed role in Anurag Kashyap‘s Gangs of Wasseypur. The actress is one of the very few Bollywood artists who are up for doing low scale movies if the story is good. Masaan shows two parallel stories taking place at Varanasi in India. The story shows Richa Chadda as Devi, who is caught by the police in a hotel room which later turns into a case of extortion on her family.
Masaan was screened at Cannes Film Festival 2015 under Un Certain Regard where Richa received a five minute long standing ovation from the entire auditorium! The team has done exceptionally well by bagging the FIPRESCI Prize in the main competition section and a special prize for debut films at Cannes 2015. The film is all set to hit the theatres on July 24, 2015.