She’s never succumbed to norms. Unmindful of fashion diktats, body statistics or adhering to the template of a typical tinsel queen, Richa Chadha is an actor who enjoys surprising herself as much as she does the audiences. Right from Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! to the Gangs Of Wasseypur series and Goliyon Ki Rassleela – Ram-Leela. Robust in looks and spirit, Richa has slowly etched herself in an industry monopolised by star kids and stereotypes.
Her latest outing is as Sarbjit Singh’s devastated wife, Sukhpreet Kaur, in Omung Kumar’s biopic. Sarbjit traces the travails of an Indian farmer, who was suspected of being a spy by Pakistani officials and eventually died in a Pakistani jail. It was the wide spectrum that her character had to traverse – from a happy girl to a distraught and old widow – that enticed her to accept the gut-wrenching role.