Richa Chadha Quotes.
Feminism basically says both men and women are equal. It doesn’t say women are better or men are stupid.
The notion people have about me is that I am always angry and irritated. Also, I report late to work and I am not serious about my job. But if all these things were true about me, people wouldn’t be working with me.
I can respect different opinions, because everybody has a story.
I want to do good films. It is not that I have any problem doing commercial roles, with all the glitter. I am doing ‘Cabaret.’ It is very glamourous.
Getting into the personality of the character I am playing in ‘Love Sonia’ was a challenge.
I am actually not a big believer in buying properties.
When I did ‘Gangs,’ I didn’t have a manager, a PR or stylist.
I speak up about things close to my heart. But I think I am a little too emotional. Events in the world affect me.
I think the fact that I have a solid head on my shoulders and a brain inside that head gives me an edge over my competitors. It helps when I am giving interviews, charting out strategy for my career and choosing scripts.
I’m really grateful for ‘Gangs… ‘ but it wouldn’t be wrong to say that it was a mixed blessing.
Actors become disposable. I feel female actors have to back each other.
I am a certified hippie and I love nature.
As women growing up in India, I don’t think there is anybody who has never been made uncomfortable physically or just by the looks.
When I was younger I would be taken for a ride alot, I would believe anybody at face value, I was quite a lallu actually everybody would fool me, exploit me for my work and talent and I would cry about it later.
I can’t keep changing myself according to how someone sees me.
There is an amazing feminist writer called Lindy West; she wrote a very nice piece for The New York Times. She wrote about Woody Allen, saying if we can’t go after your work or your career, we will go after your legacy. You will never be remembered the same way. I think a lot of women will have to take solace in that.
To be pursuing any profession isn’t easy because it is still primarily a man’s world. It affects how you get paid and your hours of work, among other things.
Owing to our Indian beliefs, not many believe in organ donation. But I think it’s an amazing thing to pledge the donation of organs and is not something people should look down upon.
Going to school and learning feminism is one thing and living feminism is another.
I am not a star kid, my parents are from Delhi, my dad manages a business, my mother is a professor, I have no filmi background, so if I don’t have skills, I don’t stand a chance in this industry full of star kids and people with influence.
I definitely am open to South Indian films. There is a lot of good work coming from these states and I would like to be a part in some of them.
Once in a while, I remember that I am famous.
I feel upset when someone writes something which isn’t true about me. I cry, sulk, fight with everybody and the next day I’m fine!
I hate it when people look at marriage, especially when it comes to girls as ‘settling down.’ First of all ‘settle’ sounds like a compromise and ‘down’ makes it worse. It reminds me of teachers who ask their students to ‘settle down’ once they enter the classroom.
I am always nervous before the release of any film.
On several occasions, I’ve felt like my career has wound up. I was sad and upset; my roles were snipped, and I wasn’t treated fairly.
India is one of those few countries in the world where violence against women starts in the womb, before the girl is even born.
It has never been easy doing the work I do, but there’s a long way to go.
Oye Lucky!’ released in November 2008 and in mid 2010, I was signed for ‘Gangs of Wasseypur.’ For me, the gap wasn’t so much – just a year-and-a-half.
I want to do interesting work, I don’t want to get boxed. A box is fruitful for a little while and then you get replaced.
I love making miniatures, painting, writing, music and dance. These are the things I’m naturally good at. I’d like to think of myself as a renaissance woman.
In 2016, I worked on a film called ‘Love Sonia,’ which was based on human trafficking. While researching on it, I came to understand how privileged I am.
Madam Chief Minister’ is one of the most exciting scripts I have read and it possessed me.
Comparing Bollywood and Hollywood is like comparing America’s market, roads and economy to ours.
I have a strong sense of justice.
When I came to the industry, one PR person told me, ‘Send a text message to this actor. Go on a date with him.’ And I said, ‘But he is married!’ Then this person said, ‘Why didn’t you send a message to this cricketer? It would have been good for your career, for your PR and public image.’
My grandmother passed away before I could get to know her. She had an interest in films and writing. She wrote two novels under a pen name and encouraged women around her to pursue their dreams. So my family decided to start a school in her memory.
If one looks at my choices, all of them have been unconventional. There’s not a single song-and-dance or romantic film.
The narrative in 2020 must speak about gender equality which will only come from empowering the women who’ve been given the short end of the stick for far too long.
The kind of films that I do… they don’t really have the budget for the actress to wear designer clothes. I think that is because it’s mostly very relatable, real-life roles.
For all the good that Alok Nath had done, being perceived as a father figure, the fact that he was hitting on a girl, who was playing his daughter, made me almost want to throw up.
Most of my experience in theater while I lived in Delhi was outside of college.
You can’t be a good actor if you are not a good person.
I want to be versatile.
My mom is an extremely well educated who worked throughout her life and she raised us.
I am sexy and I like playing glamorous roles.
If I feel sad, I let myself be that. Why should I keep hiding it, lying about it and saying, ‘I’ll be positive.’
I have never been short of work.
I dress casually, but never badly.
I trained a bit in music because of my brother, who is a musician.
I have always believed that more stories of women in leadership roles need to be told and I am glad I could be a part of one such story.
I learnt a lot from the directors with whom I have worked like Sudhir Mishra in ‘Daas Dev,’ Prawaal Raman in ‘Main Aur Charles.’
My interest in writing is not new.