Richa Chadha Reveals She Took 99 Takes For A Shot, Tried Gin For Drunk Dancing In Heeramandi

Richa Chadha’s portrayal of Lajjo in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s debut series, “Heeramandi: The Diamond Bazaar,” has been garnering widespread acclaim, particularly for her performance as a drunken lover.

Despite being a teetotaler, Chadha ventured into the realm of method acting by experimenting with a bit of gin to enhance her portrayal of the character’s intoxicated kathak dance sequence.

In an interview with Zoom, Chadha candidly shared her experience, stating, “On the first day, I wasn’t getting it, to do the drunk dancing. So, after 30-40 takes, I thought let me have a quarter and see what happens. I did have some gin. I drank a little bit, but it made things worse.” She expressed her desire to maintain precision and grace in her movements, acknowledging the challenge of balancing the portrayal of inebriation with the technical demands of the performance.

Did almost 100 shots for the dance

Reflecting on the process, Chadha admitted, “I was better off pretending to be drunk than actually getting a little tipsy. It is a technical job… I didn’t know I could do this.” The dedication to her craft is evident as she revealed completing 99 takes for the sequence, highlighting the pressure of performing amidst a large audience of extras”, Richa revealed on the Kapil Sharma Show which aired yesterday.

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Ali Fazal praises Richa’s Performance

Richa’s husband, actor Ali Fazal, took to Instagram to praise her performance, emphasizing her exceptional talent. He wrote, “Only a fool would not take Lajjo and fly away!! (Lajjo check) You are simply the best… congratulations partner on this mad success of #heeramandi.” Richa reciprocated the sentiment, expressing her gratitude and acknowledging her good fortune.

Richa’s Method of Acting receives praise

Chadha’s commitment to her role as Lajjo showcases her versatility and dedication as an actor. Her willingness to immerse herself in the character’s world, despite personal preferences, underscores her professionalism and determination to deliver an authentic performance.

As accolades continue to pour in for her portrayal, Richa Chadha stands as a testament to the transformative power of acting and the enduring impact of a compelling performance.

Through her portrayal of Lajjo, she not only captivates audiences but also inspires admiration for her craft and commitment to her artistry.