Richa Chadha calls herself a rebel in Bollywood

The much-feted Masaan won Richa Chadha acclaim but the actress says she does not identify with her character in the film because she is essentially a rebel.

In Neeraj Ghaywan’s Masaan, which completed four years of release, Chadha plays Devi, who struggles to shake off the small-town stigma towards premarital relationships.

Vicky Kaushal and Shweta Tripathi played the film’s other protagonists, Deepak and Shalu, who attempt to transcend the restrictions of their casteist society.

“I don’t identify with my character in Masaan because I am somewhat a rebel. I have found my way. I have, despite all the challenges in life, fought and created a space for myself. In her own way Devi also fights, but I feel she stumbles a lot more than I ever would. That is where she gets stuck in life,” Chadha said.