Richa Chadha dishes on portraying Lajjo in 'Heeramandi'

Richa Chadha said she was initially worried her role as the lovelorn courtesan in Heeramandi

By Web Desk
May 22, 2024
Richa Chadha dishes on portraying Lajjo in 'Heeramandi'

Richa Chadha discussed her portrayal of Lajjo in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Heeramandi: The Diamond Bazaar.

In an interview with PTI, the 37-year-old actress acknowledged the numerous memories and risks involved in her role, all of which ultimately proved worthwhile.


She expressed initial concern that her portrayal of the lovelorn courtesan, appearing only in the first two episodes of the eight-part series, might be overshadowed.

The Fukrey actress said, "I'm really happy that the risk paid off because it was a risky part to play. It's so small and there's always a risk that it'll get lost in the eight episodes with all the actors that are there. big star cast and other people are also getting a lot of love."

"So for that reason, I was afraid a little bit that it might get lost, but I'm really glad it hasn't," she added.

Richa further said that she has consistently prioritized "quality over quantity," and this concern did not trouble her.

She remarked, "Women like Lajjo are all around us. I think that's why there's so much love for this character even though she is from the 1940s and we are in 2024 now... There is this feeling of sympathy because everyone's had their heart broken in some way at some point."

"I'm yet to meet someone who hasn't liked the role because everyone can relate to a wounded soul," she added.