[tps_footer]After her excellent performance in ‘Sarbjit’, Richa Chadda has been in the news frequently. In an exclusive interview with ‘Business of Cinema’, she spoke about her experience in ‘Sarbjit’ and also about her upcoming film ‘Cabaret’.
Tell us about your role in ‘Cabaret’
I’m happy about the good response I have got after the release of the teaser. I’m doing a very different role in it. I’ve never done such kind of role.
You have mostly be seen doing an intense and different roles. So how was your experience doing Cabaret?
See, I could always dance but the problem with our business is that people know you by debut ‘Gangs Of Wasseypur’. They just think you can only do acting. If I had debuted with some dance film they would have thought that she can only dance. So that is the problem and I’m trying to beat that…but let’s see.
How was your experience working with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Randeep Hooda in Sarbjit?
I have worked with Randeep Hooda earlier but Aishwarya is really fantastic to work with. She is really sweet, kind and quiet. Really you don’t feel like you are working with someone who has been a star for twenty years. She is really nice….you never feel like she is doing something where she is such a big star because she is very down to earth.
Do you think that you were being overshadowed in ‘Sarbjit’ by Aishwarya Rai Bachchan?
No! Of course, we are in the central pairing in the film and I read the script before we were going to do it. So there is no question of anybody being overshadowed. Everybody had their part to play in the film.
Do box office numbers play more important to you than appreciation as people judge films more on Box Office numbers and then on reviews?
Box office is important…you know it’s like you make a good film then you want more number of people to see it, you want people to like it and appreciate it as well because a lot of hard work goes into the making of the film. So for you guys it’s all about rating, for us, it’s like we have given six months or a year for the film’s preparation and research and then marketing and promotions. And then you feel bad if it doesn’t do well at the box office.
The real reason why Cabaret is being postponed and is the film lacking behind with promotions?
Producers and the directors would be better to answer this because they are the people who are taking this decision. But honestly we need breathing space to promote a film and I can’t do one week Cabaret and one week ‘Sarbjit’ back to back as it’s very difficult and hectic for me in terms of promotions and everything….and the producers of both the films are also same. It’s very difficult to move on from one film to another especially when the genres are so difficult and different.[/tps_footer]