Inspired by her role in Bhansali’s ‘Heeramandi’, Richa Chadha to pursue further training in Kathak
Richa Chadha has reunited with an ex, and it is not a person. The actor formally trained in the classical dance form of Kathak as a child but was forced to halt due to her board exams. But when the chance of being directed by the maestro, Sanjay Leela Bhansali made her up her game, she began to pursue Kathak again.
The actress says, “I trained in Kathak as a kid under Pt Abhay Shankar Mishra for 10 years as a child. Then life happened and my love for dance got left behind. I was afraid I lost my touch as like any art form, it depends on practice. But it kind of felt like swimming and I think I can float without a lifejacket. I think dance has the potential to make a person more connected, grounded, confident and definitely happier. Movement is medicine. This year I hope to complete my degree in the dance form, under the aegis of my guru Pt. Rajendra Chaturvedi.”
The web series for Netflix, which is an ambitious project by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, also stars Sonakshi Sinha, Aditi Rao Hydari, Manisha Koirala, Fardeen Khan and Paresh Pahuja apart from Richa Chadha.