Richa Chadha recalls all her memories of the second wave of the Covid-19 crisis for her next project and admits that the trauma of that time can never be suppressed or forgotten. The actor has started shooting for her next untitled film, in which she will play a frontline worker.
Chadha’s next film is based on the true stories of the second wave of the Covid-19 crisis and its impact in India. She will be seen in the role of a frontline worker in the self-titled film and has already started shooting.
“The film is based on those real life incidents we all experienced during the second wave of Covid-19. Besides loss and despair, there was also hope. In fact, I was so moved by this kindness from strangers that I started Kindry, a small social media initiative that only amplified stories of kindness and selflessness during the second wave,” says Chadha, adding, “The film takes all of our lives during the pandemic, where we were afraid to be human, there was forced and mandatory distancing. It’s about the doctors and nurses who selflessly did their job”.
In fact, the actor feels that the film offers her something new. “I don’t think it’s an important issue, whoever can read the lines of this interview can also remember the horrible time we all went through two years ago. It’s all too recent. And you can only superficially forget this kind of loss, grief and trauma,” says the actor.
For her, it was not a challenging part, but more of an emotional part. “I think it was a very emotional part for me. I felt the pain of this loss on behalf of my people and I’ve relived it to pour my heart into this role,” she says, adding, “I haven’t seen the movie, but I think the filmmakers will strive to to show the best of humanity coming through, that was the silver lining during those dreadful days”.
Besides the film, which is directed by Abhishek Acharya, she has also completed the shooting of Girls will be Girls, the first film of her own home production.