'I channelised righteous anger for Section 375'
Mumbai: Actor Richa Chadha, who plays a public prosecutor named Hinal Mehta in the upcoming courtroom drama Section 375, says she put a lot of thought into her on-screen character.
"I put a lot of myself in the film. When I was building the character, I put a lot of my thoughts in presenting her. My character is a public prosecutor. Practically, public prosecutors don't earn a lot unless they are at the top of the game. So, why is she so adamant about getting justice in this case? That is where I channelised a lot of righteous anger I feel as an individual in the present situation. I feel angry at the sexism in our film industry, as well as in society. The #MeToo movement was a wake up call. So I poured a lot of thought on these matters, and into the character," Richa said.
Section 375 is a courtroom drama where Richa plays the public prosecutor who is fighting the case of a rape victim Anjali Dangle, played by Meera Chopra.
Starting her career in 2008 with Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!, Richa made her mark with roles in the Gangs Of Wasseypur series, the Fukrey series, Masaan, and Daas Dev.
According to the actor she has a certain process of building a character by using her imagination to create a backstory. Directed by Ajay Bahl, Section 375 is scheduled to release on September 13.