Richa Chadha takes to production, greenlights first project

With Anushka Sharma, Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra taking to production, more and more actresses are turning to take control of the content creation department. The latest to join the list is actress Richa Chadha. The Love Sonia (2018) actress is turning producer with her friend, filmmaker Shuchi Talati’s film on a coming-of-age teenage love story. 

While Chadha has already presented a short film, Khon Aali Chithi, for the platform, Large Short Films, she is preparing to launch her own venture to produce features. Though the production house is yet unnamed, Chadha has begun work on the formalities. 

Speaking of her interest, the actress said, “In today’s day and age, actors are seriously moving towards producing content by themselves in a serious way. An actor, or more an artist today, isn’t bound by just acting in front of the screen, given space and opportunity that there is today, an actor can write, direct, produce and [do] much more. There are so many great examples we have of actors who are both successful in front of the screen but are also pioneering and championing content as producers, writers and directors.” 

Shuchi Talati and Chadha have been friends since they were in college together in Mumbai. “I was glad that Shuchi asked me to produce this feature for her as it has given me an opportunity too for commencing my little venture. We are in process of finishing formalities for the name of the venture amongst other things, but I am glad my first feature is with a dear friend,” the actress added.

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Chadha is currently working on Indrajit Lankesh’s film on the B-grade movie star Shakeela, in the biopic titled Shakeela: Not A Porn Star.

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