Mumbai: Actress Richa Chadda, who won rave reviews for her powerful performance in Gangs of Wasseypur, has clearly said that she is not part of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ambitious project Ram Leela.
The film is said to be an adaptation of Shakespeare’s Romeo Juliet and stars Ranveer Singh as the male lead.
Kareena Kapoor, who was part of the film, walked out of Ram Leela due to date and monetary issues. There is buzz that Priyanka Chopra or Deepika Padukone might replace Kareena in the film.
However, it was also heard that Richa Chadha has been apparently approached to play the second female lead but she says otherwise.
“I have not been approached for this film (Ram Leela). It is all speculation that is happening,” Richa said.
But the 25-year-old actress admits that she has 10-15 plum projects from various filmmakers but she is not keen to reveal anything until she signs on the dotted line.
“It was post Gangs of Wasseypur that several filmmakers started calling me. And there have been really some good offers. There are about 10-15 scripts that I have but I can’t reveal anything, till I sign the film,” Richa said.
“I will soon be signing something,” she added.
After her role as the motor-mouth Nagma Khatoon in Gangs of Wasseypur, Richa will now be testing international waters and has bagged Mira Nair’s short film. The series comprises many short stories set across the globe and includes other star performers like Oscar-winning actor Ben Kingsley.
“The character I play in this film is close to my own age. It is a complex drama of an Indian family and their ups and downs but seen from a western perspective,” Richa said.