Richa Chadda is all set to take over the reins of her dead husband's empire in Gangs Of Wasseypur 2.
The film's encouraging opening has galvanized the film's producers Viacom 18 and Sunil Bohra to plan the release of the second part of the Wasseypur saga where the character played by Nawazuddin Siddiqui takes over his father's crime empire in Wasseypur.
But it's Manoj Bajpai's character Sultan's widow played by Richa Chadda who will shock and surprise audiences. A sneak-peek in part 2 of Wasseypur reveals that Manoj Bajpai's fiery wife from the first part transforms into an aging 45-year old power behind the throne. Then she finally shifts gears to play an old but still fiery and feisty 80-year old matriarch lording over a crime syndicate.
Richa's role has distinct shades of Shakespeare's Lady Macbeth.
For the 26-year old Richa the challenge of playing a woman who goes from 17 to 45 to an 80-year old woman was daunting, to begin with.
Recalls the actress, "We were shooting on location in Uttar Pradesh and I had to go from age 18-22 straight to age 45 in the second part without a pause because there was no division between part 1 and 2. We shot the entire film at one go. If I had time I would've prepared for the part, put on weight to carry off the aging women's role and make the transition into an 80-year old woman easier for myself. But there was no time to make the transition smoothly."