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Some stories get lost in the process of execution: Richa Chadha

Her next film 3 Storeys, also starring Pulkit Samrat, Sharman Joshi and Renuka Shahane, will be released on 9 March.

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While explaining that she signs film based on the merit of the story, actress Richa Chadha also maintains that some stories get lost while being executed.

Chadha is known for featuring in critically acclaimed films like Dibaker Banerjee's Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! (2008), Anurag Kashyap's Gangs of Wasseypur (2012), Neeraj Ghaywan's Masaan (2015) and Omung Kumar's Sarbjit (2016). Most of her films did well at the box office, barring a few like Howard Rosemeyers's Jia Aur Jia (2017).

What made her choose unusual films?

Chadha told IANS, a news agency, in Mumbai: "I sign films based on their potential, but we have to understand that at times, how a story looks on the paper might not be [sic] turned out on the screen in the same way. Some stories get lost in the process of execution. My film Jia Aur Jia faced the same problem. Though as an actress, I understand that the film is going to the wrong director, I cannot do much because cinema is a director's medium."

However, she is extremely excited now as the year looks quite promising with two of her films — Daas Dev and 3 Storeys — ready to be released.

In first-time-director Arjun Mukerjee's 3 Storeys, she will be seen playing a mysterious woman named Leela. The film is set in a chawl in Mumbai. The story revolves around different neighbours living in the same building.

Does she find the neighbourly culture in Mumbai?

"Not really, but it used to happen in Delhi more. My Delhi neighbours were very friendly and warm. We used to share food and people knew each other pretty well. We all knew about each other's whereabouts. Now in Mumbai, though my neighbours are friendly, it is not the same as Delhi," the actress replied.

The film, also starring Pulkit Samrat, Sharman Joshi and Renuka Shahane, is set to be released on 9 March.