Richa Chadha took to social media on Monday to share a new poster of her upcoming film Madam Chief Minister, set to release theatrically on January 22. The political-drama, which reportedly revolves around an "untouchable" woman who rises the ranks against all odds, has been directed by Subhash Kapoor. A broom-wielding Chadha takes centre stage in the newly released poster as an "untouchable, unstoppable" force, while co-stars Manav Kaul and Saurabh Shukla flank each side.
Chadha seems to be sporting cropped hair in Madam Chief Minister, an avatar fans of the actor have never been treated to before. Sharing the poster, she wrote on Twitter, "Glad to present to you all, my new movie #MadamChiefMinister, a political drama about an 'untouchable' who hustles and makes it big in life!"
Check out the poster release below:
Glad to present to you all, my new movie #MadamChiefMinister, a political drama about an 'untouchable' who hustles and makes it big in life! Out in cinemas on 22nd January! Stay tuned! pic.twitter.com/7dXDY1KRIX— TheRichaChadha (@RichaChadha) January 4, 2021
Colleague Taapsee Pannu, who has been sharing her journey on filming her next Rashmi Rocket, retweeting Chadha's new poster on Twitter, wrote, "Go for it... looking forward to watching this one :)"
About Madam Chief Minister
According to reports, the film also stars Akshay Oberoi and Shubhrajyoti. Scheduled for a July release last year, Madam Chief Minister saw a delay due to the coronavirus pandemic. With a theatrical release now, it will be among the first releases of 2021 on the big screen during COVID-19.
Hindustan Times reports the film was shot in a schedule of only 40 days in Lucknow, in 2019. Chadha, whose most recently headlined the theatrically-released Shakeela, said about her upcoming project, "Happy to announce that our labour of love Madam Chief Minister has been announced. My toughest part yet..."
Real-Life Stories Of Women Rising Ranks
In recent times, there have been stories of several women who have proved their mettle to be promoted through the ranks, against all social stigma. Recently, we reported how a 46-year-old Dalit woman named A Anandvalli from the Communist Party of India (CPM) contested the local body elections and reportedly secured the president chair with 654 votes. She had been working at the same panchayat office as a part-time sweeper since 2011.
Here are 10 female Dalit speakers, who are striving to make a sea of change against the caste structures today, that you should be tuned in to.
Image Credit: Richa Chadha / Twitter