Richa Chadda to play mafia don in ‘Fukrey’

Mumbai: After a power-packed performance in ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’, actress Richa Chadda will now seen playing the role of a mafia don in Farhan Akhtar’s next home production ‘Fukrey’.

Richa recently won a lot of acclaim for the role of motor-mouth Nagma Khatoon in Anurag Kashyap’s GoW series. “Yes, Richa Chadda has been signed for ‘Fukrey’,” producer Ritesh Sidhwani said.

Richa plays a very significant role in the film. She will be seen playing a mafia don, and her character will be called ‘Boli Punjaban’.

TV actor Pulkit Samrat, who made his debut in Bollywood with ‘Bittoo Boss’, will be playing a lead role in the film.

‘Fukrey’ is a mad cap comedy coming from the Farhan Akhtar-Ritesh Sidhwani banner ‘Excel Entertainment’. The title comes from the Delhi slang, which means good-for-nothing.

Directed by debutant Mrigdeep Singh Lamba, the film will revolve around Delhi-based youngsters and their life in high school and college.

Meanwhile, Richa will also be testing international waters as she has bagged a Mira Nair short film. The series comprises many short stories set across the globe and includes other star performers like Oscar-winning actor Ben Kingsley.