Richa Chadha on how her OTT debut was not received well but turned to be blessing in disguise
 
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Richa Chadha on how her OTT debut was not received well but turned to be blessing in disguise

The actress was one among the firsts to make a debut on OTT while it was still at a nascent stage

Megha Mukundan
Sep 23, 2021
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Richa Chadha was the one who stepped into the web space, even before the new medium grew in popularity in India. Though her digital move was not well-received then, the actress thinks now things have turned out well for her. The actress was one among the Bollywood stars who boldly took a step towards the OTT space first, with Amazon Prime Video’s series Inside Edge during 2017. The series is now heading towards a season renewal and Richa shared her insights to indianexpress.com in a recent chat. 

Talking about her latest series Candy, she called her cop-character Ratna Sankhwar, a ‘layered woman’. The character, who is a single mother of a special child, has a nasty past and is trying to merely survive, according to Richa. She seems to be trying to see the role in a realistic way and associate it with the ones who work in forces while playing for the part.

The actress has a noteworthy spectrum of characters, ranging from the super glamorous role in Cabaret to the de-glam in Masaan. Talking about this, she said that she has received negative reviews even for Masaan, and at the same time, she has been appreciated for the films which she didn’t even expect anything. 

Further sharing her insights, she told how she is not really bothered about criticisms. As a lot of the reviewers don’t have training in the cinema or have much knowledge like the writers who know about cinema. She added that they often turn out to be personal attacks. She would love it if someone shares their opinion about changing her voice or body language, but she remembers it to be happening rarely. 

The Masaan actress refused to pick up a character which she would pick to redo if given a chance, and concluded by saying about the constant battle in an actor’s mind, which doesn’t allow them to watch the work they have done. 

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