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‘Girls Will Be Girls’: Richa Chadha’s Debut Production To See All-Female Cast

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Richa Chadha Producing Debut: The actor announced her next venture along with partner Ali Fazal recently. Titled Girls Will Be Girls, the film will be Chadha’s producing debut and with have an all-women cast.

According to a report by Hindustan Times, Chadha stated that it was the director, A Period Piece fame Shuchi Talati’s idea to aspire to have an all-female cast.

“My director Shuchi wants to see how it would be to work with an all-women crew, to see what that would do, having only women,” Chadha said in the report.

Chadha added that the co-producers in Delhi, who have produced several award-winning feminist indie films, are also encouraged to have an all-female cast.

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Reportedly, the film will be set in a Himalayan boarding school in a hill station in Northern India. The coming of age film’s plot revolves around a 16-year-old girl and her relationship with her mother.

Talati’s A Period Piece also had a female majority cast and she found it to be a supportive environment. Hence, now she is motivated to try out the same with Chadha’s next venture. Chadha also feels that the new approach holds the potential to change a lot of things across film industries.

“I experienced certain freedom from male expectations, from dressing up, etc in my last year of education at a girl’s college,” the actor said, “I don’t know if it’ll usher in a revolution but I definitely think it’s worth trying.”

Chadha, who is best known for her film Fukrey caught up with SheThePeople after her appearance in the movie Madam Chief MinisterWhen asked if women actors in the industry are more vocal about issues, Chadha replied, “Hundred per cent. Whether it is Deepika Padukone talking about that the cleavage that she said wasn’t news or Anushka Sharma talking about pay parity.”

Chadha added, “Whether it’s Swara Bhasker who constantly takes a stand or if it’s Taapsee Pannu on so many issues. Women have been speaking far more than their male colleagues.”

Watch the full interview here: