Actor Richa Chaddha recently wrapped up shooting for her part in Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari’s next, Panga, alongside Kangana Ranaut.
Richa enjoys a rare feat of having her characters become iconic, so much that audiences have come to associate her with the characters that she plays off-screen. Some of those characters that Chadha is identified with include Bholi Punjaban, Devi and Nagma.
Panga, which is based on Kabbadi and women sportspersons associated with it, required the actors to train intensively to get the role right. Richa has been in news for the kind and amount of prep work she has been doing for the film.
Coming from a simple middle-class family, Richa’s maternal side resides in Bihar, from where she drew maximum resources and inspiration to ace her role. While her larger than life on screen avatar always precedes, very little is known about her background and her modest beginnings. In Panga, however, the actor has made use of her roots and the culture that comes with it.
In the film, Richa is playing a character from that belt. To perfect the dialect and other nuances associated with it, the Fukrey fame actor used her personal experiences to help her with the character.
Further elaborating on it, Richa said, “Very few people know of my origins and where I come from. My maternal side of the family are Biharis and I have a huge extended family living in that belt. I have always been closely knitted to both my paternal and maternal cultures. Having grown up in a house where I was exposed to a variety of languages, customs and cultures, I’m fortunate I get to use these experiences as an actor, it really is a blessing. My part in Panga is very interesting and happens to be from that region and I was always familiar with the accent, words, language and an understating of a local dialect. I used this to the best of my capacity to bring authenticity to the character”.