Richa Chadha worked extensively in theatre before she entered Bollywood. The actor will share her stage experience with aspiring artists at Thespo, an upcoming youth theatre festival.
She has been invited by the organisers to speak at the event. The organisers hope that her words of wisdom will encourage young students from college to pursue theatre as a career option. Richa, who has featured in acclaimed films like Gangs Of Wasseypur (2012) and Masaan (2015), has also participated in the festival in the past.
“Since I have been part of Thespo, when I was asked to speak at the festival, I was excited to share my experiences with aspiring actors. Theatre is a great place to learn the arts and transform yourself and society. I am happy to do anything I can to support it,” Richa said.
Actors under 25 get an opportunity to put together professional shows at the festival which encourages new young talent. Richa added, “Theatre opened the doors to acting and even to films for me. I got picked up for an audition for my first film while I was rehearsing for a play. I was playing the lead in Baghdad Ka Ghulam by Barry John. I consider Barry my guru. Theatre is a satisfying medium, which is why I performed in a play two years ago with Atul Kumar’s company.”