"I used to believe them when I was naive."
Richa Chadha stated that struggling actors are misled into doing “detrimental things” by Bollywood’s dark side.
She took to Instagram to speak about the reality of the “imaginary” Bollywood, exposing the things in the film industry one can be fooled into doing.
Richa drew on her own experience, saying that people took advantage of her naivety.
In an Instagram Story, Richa wrote:
“‘Bollywood’, an imaginary address between Bandra and Goregaon.
“Here when people need you to do something that’s detrimental to you/your health/your career, they’ll tell you how good it is for you and be confident that you’ll believe them.
“I used to believe them when I was naive.”
She went on to criticise the hypocrisy of some reporters in their approach towards nepotism in Bollywood.
“Some press peeps will write long pieces about how nepotism ruins the industry while creepily following every pre-pubescent with a famous last name, and dissing any self-made professional in their mediocre writing, on the pretext of ‘freedom of expression’.”
She concluded with a warning:
“Must reform faster, if it has to survive the onslaught of OTT, VR and everything in the future.”
“Plz smell the coffee.”
In order to give young performers a chance to showcase their talents, Richa Chadha launched an initiative called The Kindry.
It was initially launched in May 2021 by Richa Chadha and Krishan Jagota.
It was aimed to create a community of everyday heroes and celebrate them during the difficult times of the Covid-19 pandemic.
She has now expanded her initiative in order to help up-and-coming talent.
On the thought process behind the expansion, Richa said:
“There is talent in abundance that is not getting the right amount of exposure even with multiple platforms available today.”
On the work front, Richa and Ali Fazal announced that their first film as producers will be titled Girls Will Be Girls.
The film will be made under their production house Pushing Buttons Studios.
It is set in an elite boarding school and follows a 16-year-old girl, whose rebellious coming-of-age is hijacked by her mother who never got to come of age.
Sanjay Gulati, Pooja Chauhan and Claire Chassagne will produce the film alongside Richa and Ali.
On the acting front, Richa and Ali will once again share screen space in Fukrey 3.