Actress Richa Chadha as the film fraternity knows is a director's actor. She has shown her versatility as an actor in films like Masaan, Gangs of Wasseypur, Fukrey, Love Sonia amongst many others and very soon the audience will get to see her in a never-seen-before avatar in Shakeela biopic. The film which is directed by Indrajit Lankesh is set to release this summer.
Apart from this, Richa will soon starting shooting the second leg of of Ashwini Iyer Tiwari's film on local Indian sport kabaddi starring Kangana Ranaut. Both the leading ladies will be seen in the role of kabaddi players that require them to hone their skills of the Indian origin sport. Richa started researching on the game as soon as the second leg of shooting was announced. To get into the skin of the character, the actress started meeting real kabaddi players to get tips from their past experiences. Every state has its own talent of the game, the rules remains intact only the style of the game differs from state to state.
Richa was seen traveling of late to the north of India like Chandigarh, Ranchi and Patna for personal and professional work. To make the best use of her time, she was seen meeting the best of athletes in all of the above states and cities to hone her kabaddi skills. Rather than researching on Internet about the game, she met some really good players from these regions which will definitely help Richa to portray her character onscreen.
Speaking about it, Richa said, "I have been training in Mumbai with a few players and coaches. However, I was traveling to a lot of towns like Raipur, Ranchi and and meeting these local players was extremely helpful. These guys have an amazing insight and experience to know the sport which helped a lot for my prep. I was traveling to these places for personal work and I happened to find ways to meet women kabaddi players in this city, spent time with them and spoke to them to know more about the sport".
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