Not many know that Richa Chadda and Ranveer Singh went to acting school together. They took some theatre classes in Delhi some time before Ranveer become one of the biggest actors in Bollywood. Many are aware though that Richa played the role of Deepika Padukone‘s sister-in-law in ‘Ram-Leela’. In an interview with Hindustan Times, Richa speaks on Ranveer, how good he is as an actor and on the criticisms that he receives.
Richa Chadda on Ranveer Singh
Ranveer was one of the most dedicated and driven people even before he became a star. We had taken some theatre classes in Delhi together. A mean old lady, who shall remain unnamed, was conducting the course. And she criticised me and Ranveer the most. She told me that I need to read more books and develop a personality, and she called Ranveer an eyesore. The teacher even condescendingly told Singh that he didn’t belong in theatre and should “try his hand at Bollywood“.
Richa Chadda on how criticisms affects Ranveer Singh
What also works in his favour is that he is “extremely thick-skinned when it comes to criticism. He doesn’t get bogged down by it.