I am a rebel: Richa
Though Massan won Richa wide acclaim, but she doesn’t identify with her character in the film
New Delhi: The much-feted Masaan won Richa Chadha wide acclaim but the actor says she does not identify with her character in the film because she is essentially a rebel.
In Neeraj Ghaywan's Masaan, which completed four years of release on recently, Richa plays Devi, who struggles to shake off the smalltown stigma towards pre-marital sex. Vicky Kaushal and Shweta Tripathi played the film's other protagonists, Deepak and Shalu, who attempt to transcend the restrictions of their casteist society.
"I don't identify with my character in Masaan because I am somewhat a rebel. I have found my way. I have, despite all the challenges in life, fought and created a space for myself. In her own way Devi also fights, but I feel she stumbles a lot more than I ever would. That is where she gets stuck in life," Richa said.
The 32-year-old actor feels had the film released today, it would have received better distribution and promotional facilites.
"The true test of a film is when it becomes memorable. That's why we like old songs."