Why Richa Chadha took up CHALK & DUSTER, despite being a cameo?

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Richa Chadha has always done some striking roles from OYE LUCKY LUCKY OYE to GANGS OF WASSEYPUR series. Now the actress is set to play a journalist in her upcoming next CHALK & DUSTER.

The film highlights the hardships of the teachers, not only in their day-to-day lives, but also in the education system and society norms.
Though it’s just a cameo, her role is said to be strong, powerful and it is quite special for Richa. Reason? Well, the film is based on the life of teachers and Richa’s mom is a professor herself. So she can totally relate to the story.

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Commenting on the same, Richa says, “Both my parents are originally academics. My mother teaches in Delhi University, and that was another reason why I felt I could be a part of the film,” and adds, “My mother usually doesn’t ask me anything about the roles I choose, but this time she asked me what the film was about, even though I am doing just a tiny cameo."

Juhi Chawla, who also stars in the film, plays the role of a teacher.

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Directed by renowned make-up artist-turned-director Subhash Singh, CHALK & DUSTER also has an array of actors like Shabana Azmi, ANupam Kher, Jackie Shroff, Zarina Wahab, Arya Babbar, Upasana Singh, Ritu Shivpuri and Divya Dutta.

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