Actor Richa Chadha, who is known for the diverse roles she plays in different films. Soon to be seen in a new avatar in Southern actor Shakeela’s biopic, directed by Indrajit Lankesh, Richa is all set to play a sportsperson in an upcoming project, Panga.

The actor has been cast in Ashwini Iyer Tiwari’s Panga along with Kangana Ranaut. Both actors will be seen playing Kabaddi players. Richa, who has just begun the second schedule of the film’s shoot, is meeting real-life kabaddi players to get tips.

The actor has been travelling across India, to places like Chandigarh, Ranchi and Patna, and was seen meeting local athletes to learn what she could to prepare for her role. She acknowledged how the players and teams from every state were different from each other not only in terms of their playing style but in other matters too. She said most players had their own quirks associated with the game.

Speaking about her training, the actor 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 Kabbadi players in this city, spent time with them and spoke to them to know more about the sport,” she added.