Richa Chadha has always maintained that comedy is her favourite genre in filmmaking. Famous particularly for her character Bholi Punjaban in Fukrey, the actress has proven her mettle for humour with her impeccable comic timing in the film.
The actress will now take her love for comedy to the next level, by appear in a comic show. She also spent a week training under the expertise of comedians Sapan Varma and Ashish Shakya. As per the show’s format, a comedian trains a celebrity for a week and then a live show is hosted where the two mentors perform their set in front of a live audience. But the audience is unaware that the celebrity is a surprise guest who’s performing as the last act on the episode basis his/her training with their respective mentors.
The actress comments, “I love to see people laugh, it’s truly a joyous thought to stand on stage and spread humour with your words. And to know, I can do so is such a satisfying feeling. This show has an innovative concept. I have dabbled in stand up before very briefly but it was quite a challenge taking this on. Sapan and Ashish have been admirable mentors, pushing me to do better at each step. They have distinctly different styles and I imbibed a lot from their individual style. It has been both daunting and exciting to take it up professionally, even thought for a brief while and learning from the experts. Humour, for me, is a fairly natural and organic way of expressing myself. I struggled with how much of myself to reveal, because I am aware people think of me as a very serious person. So it was confusing, it is an experiment for me at best, but then I owe my career to experimentation”.