Richa Chadha: My political belief is not always reflected in my film choices

Actress Richa Chadha, known for expressing strong opinions about politics, said that, as an actress, she chooses films that interest her, and not necessarily projects that are in tune with her political ideology.

My policy is not reflected in the choices of movies I make, not always. TO movie is a fictional work. In future, what if I play a Naxalite? I may not agree with the violence that that ideology holds but that does not mean I will say 'no' to the movie as an actor. I am a performing artist and not every single performance is a reflection of my political belief," Richa told media agency.

Citing an example of one of her earlier movie s, Richa added: "Look at 'Gangs Of Wasseypur'. It is the story of the coal mafia underworld. I played Nagma Khatoon, who kills her son. As Richa , do I support Nagma's decision to kill her son and take revenge? Of course not!"

She continued: "It is a luxury to get the right balance of character in a movie , where my politics meets the politics of the character."

Richa is among actresses who participated in a non-violent protest against the JNU student attack and CAA, along with Taapsee Pannu, Huma Qureshi, Konkona Sen Sharma, Swara Bhaskar and Dia Mirza. On social media, too, she openly expresses her opinion on current affairs and social issues that bothers society at large.

She prefers not to use cinema as a tool of protest all the time. "Filmmakers are trying to make movie s. Actors work as performing artistes. Not every single movie has to be a piece of political opinion. We have other platforms to explore that," she concluded.