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The Bollywood film industry has a sudden craving for overseas actors/dancers and people appreciate their talent and commitment towards a film despite being from a different country. They are treated as 'insiders' and Richa Chadha opened up about the issue and said despite she being an Indian who has starred in several B-town films, she is still seen as an 'outsider' while the abroad actors are labelled as 'insiders'. She said,
"I was referring to the sort of category that's called the outsider. I don't love that word. People who are not born in the (film) industry are called outsiders but they actually are not outsiders or aliens. In fact, sometimes the industry is much more welcoming for talent from overseas. But it's unfortunate and shameful that people turn down actors from our country. We underestimate their talent and call them outsiders. That's really weird but I don't really care about it that much."
She further continued, "People need to understand that being an outsider does not mean you will not be successful, just like being born into the film family doesn't ensure success. If you're progressive, you eventually get your dues and it should be based on merit. Everybody has to work equally hard today, whether they are from the industry or not. The pressure and expectations of people who are star kids are different and definitely taxing. It's not easy anymore."
On the work front, Richa will next be seen in the film Cabaret, which is directed by Pooja Bhatt and speculations are rife that the film is inspired and based on the life of actress Helen.