Don't Dismiss Richa Chadha as 'Unglamorous', Says Pooja Bhatt

Don't Dismiss Richa Chadha as 'Unglamorous', Says Pooja Bhatt

Richa Chadha at an event in Mumbai.

New Delhi: Actress Richa Chadha is best-known for her powerful performances in films like Gangs of Wasseypur and Masaan (which just received a standing ovation at Cannes) but write her off as 'not glamorous' at your own peril. Her Cabaret director Pooja Bhatt told Twitter that it is not actors who need to reinvent themselves but the film industry that needs a make-over in how it views its actors. (Also Read - Standing Ovation For Masaan at Cannes Makes Richa Chadha Teary)

Pooja promises that Cabaret will present a Richa we've never seen before:

'Experts,' take that:

We have no idea who these 'experts' are because, in our opinion, Richa is plenty glam. At the Cannes Film Festival, where the actress is representing promoting her film Masaan, Richa dialled up fabulous in a series of outfits - a Giles dress at the photo call for her film, a shimmering Rohit Gandhi Rahul Khanna column, a Sabyasachi sari with the right amount of sparkle at the premiere, and again in Rohit Gandhi Rahul Khanna fringed outfit. (Also Read - Cannes Fashion: Slow Clap For Richa Chadha in Sabyasachi)

Image courtesy: Richa Chadha, Sabyasachi Mukherjee and Sakshi Mehra

Back to Pooja Bhatt, who went on to tell her followers on Twitter that when it comes to casting actors in her films, she goes with her gut feeling:

She also revealed that back in 2003, she was advised not to cast then newcomer Bipasha Basu in Jism and later Indo-Canadian adult film star Sunny Leone in the 2012 sequel.

History it was. Bipasha's career was on its way to nowhere with Ajnabee and Raaz the only hits on her resume. After a series of flops, Jism resurrected Bipasha's career and put her back on the Bollywood map. Jism 2 with Sunny Leone proved a hit as well.

Pooja said:

So will the Pooja Bhatt effect work for Richa Chadha this time?