Richa Chadha is currently basking in the success of Fukrey 3, the latest instalment in the beloved comedy franchise. A decade after the original film hit the screens, the third instalment has not only cemented the franchise’s reputation as a laughter riot but has also elevated Richa Chadha’s career to new heights. The actress who is not only known for her versatility but also for being vocal, revealed in her recent interview why she turned down a film on motherhood, that was helmed by a male director.
During an interaction with India Today, Richa Chadha narrated the incident, that unfurled quite recently, “I’ve got offered a script recently by a boy who was under 30. He wrote a script about motherhood. So I asked him whether he has a female co-writer or a director, what is he gonna do. He said, ‘Ya, we’ll look at a female director, but I think I know women. I asked him what his research on this. He said, ‘Actually, I have a mother.’ So when I sensed that I’ll be the smartest person on set, and I have to crack the whip on everyone to get them to do their own jobs, I said no,” she told the portal.
She also added, “How am I going to grow if the person sitting next to me is going to rely on my brains, my intelligence, my character, my abilities, my talent? It has to work both ways, no?”
Richa Chadha and her team visited the renowned Siddhivinayak Temple in Mumbai, in the light of Fukrey 3 success. Richa and her spot, her make-up person and her personal driver sought blessings at this sacred site, expressing their heartfelt thanks for the immense support from audiences who have contributed to the film’s success. Speaking about the film’s success and her visit to Siddhivinayak Temple, Richa Chadha said, “I am truly overwhelmed by the response that Fukrey 3 has received from the audience. Portraying Bholi Punjaban has been a challenging yet rewarding experience, and I am grateful to the viewers for embracing this character and the film with such enthusiasm.”
“Visiting Siddhivinayak Temple is a way for me to express my gratitude and seek blessings for everyone who has been a part of this incredible journey. This is a team effort. I truly believe in that. No one can achieve greatness alone. We should always thank God for the blessings bestowed on us and not always make demands because I feel very very grateful to have received multiple blessings, not just with this film but with my life in general,” she added.
Released on September 28, Fukrey 3 has taken the box office by storm, crossing the milestone of Rs. 50 crores within five days of the release. The film, which celebrates the enduring bond of friendship among four young men, uniquely features Richa as the sole female lead, essaying the role of the main antagonist, Bholi Punjaban. Her portrayal of Bholi Punjaban has not only captivated audiences but has also solidified her position as one of the most iconic female comedic characters in modern cinema.
Fukrey 3, directed by Mrighdeep Singh Lamba, has not only emerged as one of the most successful comedy franchises but also as a testament to Richa Chadha’s exceptional acting prowess. As the film continues its triumphant run at the box office, Richa’s fans eagerly anticipate her future projects, eager to witness more of her remarkable talent on the big screen.