It's no trivial matter

It's no trivial matter

It's no trivial matter

Her roots lie in theatre and she has always been in touch with it. Richa Chadda may have earned critical and commercial success with her roles in films like ‘Oye Lucky Lucky Oye!’, ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’, ‘Fukrey’ and ‘Goliyon Ki Rasleela — Ramleela’, but the Delhi girl enjoys theatre and dabbles in a few plays whenever she gets the time.

‘Trivial Disasters’ is one such play that she has taken up and it is being staged in the City today. Speaking of her association with the play, Richa says, “I really wanted to work with Atul Kumar, the director of the play. That’s one of the main reasons why I signed up for it.” 

She says she has been performing on stage on and off. “I have been experimenting with various roles on screen but for the first time in a long while, I had the time to take up a play,” she says.

   ‘Trivial Disasters’ consists of a number of short stories and Richa plays around four to five characters in it. “The challenge lies in creating a distinction between each character on stage. Though you are the same person, your character needs to differ. It’s challenging but fun,” she explains. “It’s easier to work on a film than a play as you have retakes,” she adds.

The play also stars well-known actors like Purab Kohli, Kalki Koechlin and Cyrus Sahukar and Richa claims that the experience of working on it was amazing. She is also doing a film with Kalki — ‘Jiah Aur Jiah’. “Kalki is an amazing actress and a good friend. I really enjoyed working with her on both the play as well as the film. Our film is in the post-production stage now,” she reveals.
 Though she has come to Bangalore many a time, this is the first time she is performing in the City. “It’s a lovely City. I keep hearing about the theatre scene there but I don’t know much about it,” she answers. Ask her what she expects from the audience here and she says, “It’s an educative City. There are people from various parts of the country living there. So I am expecting a lot.” 

Richa has been juggling between films and theatre effectively. She laughs, “That’s because I multi-task and talk to journalists while eating lunch! That’s the only way to survive.” She adds, “But I always wanted to be a movie-star. I am very happy that I am getting there.”

Her dream role is that of a dancer. “I have specialised in kathak but not many know about it. I would love to showcase my dancing skills in a movie,” she exclaims. 

‘Trivial Disasters’ is being staged at the Chowdaiah Memorial Hall today at 8 pm. For details, log onto www.bookmyshow.com

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