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EXCLUSIVE! Here’s how Richa Chadha transformed herself into Jia for ‘Jia Aur Jia’

As Richa Chadha and Kalki Koechlin-starrer chic flick ‘Jia Aur Jia’ is up for release tomorrow, we engaged in an exclusive conversation with Richa who spoke at length about her character and how she moulded herself into the slightly short tempered and quiet girl named Jia.

Speaking about her character, she said, “It’s very different from who I am. She is very sadiyal, khadus, angry, and she has some problem in her life which you can evidently see. You can see something is wrong. She is actually clinically depressed. So, I thought it is just nicer to play somebody with so much graph and so much of sadness.”

When asked how she prepared for the character, she said, “It’s very difficult to prepare because you know you have to be sad for a long time. I try not to let it affect me in real life. That’s why I don’t do method acting. But, I just did a life story on the character, like how she would talk, she is a Tamilian… so her accent, what is her personality like, is she a rich girl, what’s her backstory etc.” (Also Read: Richa Chadha speaks up on #MeToo movement, and it’s nothing but the truth)

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Considering the fact that Kalki’s character is a prankster, we were keen to know who is the real prankster off sets. Richa said, “I think Kalki is very serious on set. She is the serious one while I play more pranks. Even she will tell you this.” When asked how difficult it would have been, considering it was a role reversal of sorts for the two actresses to portray characters unlike their real self, she replied, “No, she is a hippie. So she will do crazy things. But, utna pagal nahi jitna she is in the movie. But, my character used to keep smiling because I was so happy, because it was a beautiful place with good company, and suddenly the director used to come to me and say ‘Less happy, less happy’. So, it was quite funny.”

Directed by Howard Rosemeyer, ‘Jia Aur Jia’ is slated to release on October 27, 2017.

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