Actor’s image is not self made says Richa Chadha

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Actress Richa Chadha is busy shooting for her upcoming film ‘Jia Aur Jia’ along with Kalki Koechlin and Arslan Goni. Jia Aur Jia lead cast interacted with cast on shooting location of the film on Saturday in Mumbai. In media interaction, Richa stated that actor’s image is not self made.

Richa is known for her rude behavior with media and she often gets into arguments with media at public events, when asked Richa about it, she said, “I don’t get angry. I am a straight forward person and I always speak my mind but I feel media is no less either. Since I am straight forward person people often assume that I am angry by nature especially when you play character like Bholi Punjaban from Fukrey who is very outspoken so it makes certain kind of image of an actor but I am not like that”

“I feel image is not self made. It’s not my problem that people don’t remember that I have done film like Masaan but they only remember in film like Fukrey. I have done both kind of film so audience sees you in certain kind of image and identify you with that kind of image only. If they don’t want to remember in other kinds of role then I can’t do much about that, so there is no conscious strategy with that. If a film comes my way and I like the subject then I do that kind of films”.

Team of ‘Jia Aur Jia’decided to revamp an old Hindi song, ‘Jia Ho Jia Kuch Bol Do’ from the 1961 film, Jab Pyar Kisi Se Hota Hai starring Dev Anand and Asha Parekh. The old classic was originally sung by Mohd Rafi.

The new version of the song is composed by Nisschal Zaveri and is sung by Jyotika Tangri; it will also have bits from the original Rafi version as well.

Speaking about how this song, Richa said, “It’s the remix of the old song and we are dancing in it. The subject of the film is living life to its fullest, its slice of life film so the song is also peppy, happy and energetic.”

Talking about the film Richa said, “I am happy with the kind of response we are getting for this film. I like the fact that we are doing something fresh and fun. I am excited to see what people think of it. I haven’t seen film like this for long time. Films are made either on family dramas, crime thriller or romantic genre so we haven’t seen such film for long time which has shown travel, fun and friendship”

“It’s a road trip film and now road trip genre is becoming so common and well accepted so I feel it will make the audience happy. We all had lots of fun while shooting the film. In this film two girls are doing tour of Sweden with their trailer (boats) while doing that they do lots of fun, meet boys, drink, dance and experience different side of life”

“I am playing Tamil girl in the film and kalki is playing Punjabi girl in the film so Kalki taught me Tamil as she knows Tamil and I taught her Punjabi. I really liked my character in this film who is posh, reserved, calm and snobbish. She always judge character of Kalki in terms of what she wears and how she talks with people”

Newton is declared as India’s official entry at the Oscars, reacting to that, Richa said, “I hope gets ahead in the competition at the Oscars so our excitement will remain intact and I feel it’s a great thing that we have chosen this kind of film as our official entry at the Oscars because I feel Newton is really good film”

‘Jia Aur Jia’ revolves around two women, both named Jia (played by Chadha and Koechlin) who embark upon a life-changing journey when they decide to go for a holiday. Through the journey, they become best of friends.

Jia Aur Jia is produced by Mirza N Askari and is presented by Blue Fox Motion pictures Pvt Ltd.

It is directed by Howard Rosemeyer and it will hit the screens on 27 October, 2017.