Comedy is a genre that only a select few artists in Bollywood have attempted and master it. It is a genre that has managed to break multiple stereotypes. For instance, Amitabh Bachchan was known as the ‘Angry Young Man’ till he nailed the comedy genre with ‘Amar Akbar Anthony’.
Just like our Bachchan Saab, Richa Chadha is known for her serious portrayals in films such as ‘Masaan’, but, she will unarguably be best remembered for her quirky and comic performance as ‘Bholi Punjaban’ from the Fukrey series. Even though her on-screen persona is often a tough one, she has showcased her great comic timing time and again.
Wondering where all her comic acting prowess come from? Now, we know that she seeks inspiration in her work from two very iconic actresses, Sridevi and Madhuri Dixit.
In other words, it wouldn’t be wrong saying Richa draws inspiration from these senior actresses who have the capability to bring a smile to the audience face with their quirky comic on-screen persona.
Richa’s next, Fukrey Returns, is soon to hit the theatres where she will reprise her character of Bholi Punjaban. In fact, the straightforward actress has a new-found love for comedy and made her TV debut with a comedy reality talent hunt, ‘The Queens of Comedy’ that aired last month on TLC.
Speaking about the same, Richa said, “I like performances that finds humour in otherwise dark situations. Fukrey is an out-and-out comedy, and I had a blast playing this OTT vamp. I feel that actresses in the past brought to life more dimensions, even to the most mundane characters and scripts.
Sridevi was at once sensual and hilarious in Mr. India. Madhuri Ma’am was empowered but and an excellent mimic. Now I feel, at best, without meaning to, people often look like poor parody’s of the work of the past greats.”
Well, we totally agree with Richa Chadha, don’t you?
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