Even after spending over a decade in the Hindi cinema industry and proving her mettle with films like Gangs of Wasseypur, Masaan, and Fukrey, actress Richa Chadha says she still feels like an outsider at times and has accepted this feeling.
“Ya! I still feel (an outsider) sometimes... maybe my kids won't feel like an outsider,” she says and adds, “Honestly, I don't think my feelings of being an outsider will ever change. I feel like an outsider and I'm fine with it. There is nothing wrong with the industry. I have been received well by the people and I love being here. My parents are from an academic background… I am not born here and that cannot change. I came to Mumbai for a job. And, thus being an outsider is fine with me.”
Since she mentioned kids, the actress was quizzed if she is fond of children. “Yes! If we all love kids, the world can become a better place for them,” says the actress who has been dating actor Ali Fazal for quite some time now. Since both of them are actors and spend a lot of time in different cities, do they have a common place to meet? “Yes, we both are busy owing to our professional commitments. Life is such! Thus, we have a common place where we usually meet. It’s the airport,” she laughs and adds, “Also, when I am in Mumbai and he (Ali Fazal) is not around. I come home and play with my cat, this keeps me busy.”
Revealing about the experience shooting for a music video, she said, “We had gone on the shooting spree for this video titled, ‘Neel Samandar.” Being directed by National Award winner none other than Pradeep Sarakar. Being busy I could not explore much, but it’s such a beautiful place. Nature out there is utterly beautiful; I found the beauty of the nature at its best when compared to other areas in this World. The beaches are so wonderful. The water is so clear it’s really amazing and also has amazing wildlife. Looking at these pristine beaches I really felt that we have polluted the beaches here in Mumbai.
Coming back to her professional life, we ask Richa if she considers her profession insecure and if she has any plan B on her mind. “I do not have any financial insecurity. I have other interests apart from just acting - I am passionate about writing and photography. If my interest is diverted on the basis of feeling insecure then I will start taking roles anyhow,” she says and adds that insecurity lies in every profession. “Also, if I will think of any substitute business, I will lose my focus in acting. I am happy and enjoying this profession by and large,” she concludes.