Actress Richa Chadha as the film fraternity knows is a director’s actor. She has shown her versatility as an actor in films like MASAAN, GANGS OF WASSEYPUR, FUKREY, LOVE SONIA amongst many others and very soon the audience will get to see in an avatar never before in Shakeela biopic. The film is set to release this summer, which is directed by Indrajit Lankesh.
Apart from this, soon Richa will be starting shooting the second leg of Ashwini Iyer Tiwari's film on local Indian sport Kabaddi starring Richa Chadha and Kangana Ranaut. Both the leading ladies of the film will be seen donning the character of Kabaddi players that require them to hone their skills of the Indian origin sport. Richa, as mentioned, is the director's actor started researching on the game as soon as the second leg of shooting was announced. To get into the skin of character Richa started meeting real Kabaddi players to get tips from their past experiences. Every state has its own talent of the game; the rules remain intact only the style of the game differs from state to state.
Richa who was seen traveling off late, to the north of India like Chandigarh, Ranchi and Patna for personal and professional work, made the best use of her time. She was seen meeting the best of athletes in all the above states and cities to hone her Kabaddi skills. Interestingly she came across every state team and players have it's own style and quirk while playing the game which we will see Richa adapting to these skills in reel. Rather than researching on the Internet about the game she met some really good players from these regions, which is definitely going to help Richa to portray her character onscreen.
Speaking about it, Richa said, "I have been training in Mumbai with a few players and coaches. However, I was traveling to a lot of towns like Raipur Ranchi and meeting these local players was extremely helpful. These guys have an amazing insight and experience to know the sport, which helped a lot for my prep. I was traveling to these places for personal work and I happened to find ways to meet women Kabbadi players in this city, spent time with them and spoke to them to know more about the sport".