Richa Chadha is set to receive the prestigious Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres award, one of the highest honours bestowed by the French government.
This recognition aligns her with notable figures like Shah Rukh Khan, Aishwarya Rai, and Guneet Monga, who have been acknowledged for their significant contributions to the world of cinema.
Richa Chadha To Receive 'Chevalier Des Arts et des Letters'
Jean-Marc Sere-Charlet, the Consul General of France in Mumbai, is scheduled to present the award to Richa Chadha on October 28. This prestigious recognition will be conferred during the Jio MAMI Mumbai International Film Festival, commencing on October 27.
Moreover, in total, the Jio MAMI Mumbai International Film Festival is set to showcase 12 French films. Additionally, this year marks the first occasion where ten film professionals from France have been extended invitations to the festival, providing them with opportunities for interactive sessions and participation.
Chadha’s critically acclaimed 2015 film, Masaan, was a collaboration between India and France and received recognition when it was screened in the 'Un Certain Regard' section at the Cannes Film Festival. The film also garnered two awards. Furthermore, for her debut home production film, Girls Will Be Girls, Richa Chadha has been supported by both the French grant 'Aide aux Cinemas du Monde' (ACM) and new incentives introduced by Indian authorities.
Expressing her gratitude for this honour, Chadha described it as an overwhelming and humbling moment. She said, "To stand in the esteemed company of legends such as Shah Rukh Khan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is a testament to the power of storytelling and the impact cinema can have on bridging cultures and societies."
She reflected on her journey, marked by various challenges, successes, and invaluable lessons. She emphasised that this recognition is not only a personal achievement but also a testament to the collective support she has received from her family, friends, mentors, and collaborators, all of whom believed in her vision. In response to this news, her husband, actor Ali Fazal, shared his excitement on her Instagram story, writing, "Yassssssssss !!!! May you rise higher and higher my love."
In her recent work, Chadha appeared in the movie Fukrey 3, starring alongside Pulkit Samrat, Varun Sharma, Manjot Singh, and Pankaj Tripathi.
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