Richa Chadha and Ali Fazal have together launched a production house named Pushing Buttons
The most marriageable couple in Bollywood has now joined hands to produce films. Richa Chadha and Ali Fazal have together launched a production house named Pushing Buttons, which seems an apt title considering both the actors have constantly displayed an adventurous spirit as actors.
Their debut film as co-producers is entitled Girls Will Be Girls directed by a young female filmmaker Shuchi Talati whose short film Mae & Ash about an open relationship fetched her good critical responses. Girls Will Be Girls is described as a “a coming-of-age, sexual awakening film set in a conservative boarding school in India.”
While it is not clear yet if Richa Chadha or her boyfriend have an acting role to play in their production, a friend of Richa Chadha does reveal that she would have an ACTIVE to play in their production.
“Knowing Richa she wouldn’t have turned producer unless she was sure of being hands-on. Both Ali and Richa’s are passionate about cinema and promoting new talent,”says the friend.
One also gathers that all their joint productions need not feature them as actors.
“The idea is to nurture new talent that may not have access to filmmaking through normal mainstream routes,” says the source.
Richa Chadda is an Indian actress who works in Hindi films. After debuting with a bit role in the comedy film Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! (2008), she worked as a supporting actress in several films. Her major breakthrough was a supporting role in the film noir gangster saga Gangs of Wasseypur (2012), where her role as the bellicose and extremely foul-tongued wife of a gangster earned her a Filmfare award.
Her sole foray into mainstream cinema has been as a supporting character in Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela (2013). In 2015, Chadda made her debut in a leading role with the drama Masaan, playing a girl caught after indulging in casual sex.
The film got a standing ovation when screened at the Cannes film festival. The film has been cited as a milestone in Chadda’s career and through it she is said to have created a niche for herself in the Hindi film industry. Chadda has also worked in theatre, essaying the role of a married Delhi-based woman in Trivial Disasters (2014)