Richa Chadha has been putting the lockdown period to good use. She has disciplined herself to follow a strict routine, dividing her time between household chores, working out, reading and writing and now Richa is utilising her lockdown time by taking to scriptwriting.
The Fukrey actor was developing a few ideas for the past couple of months. But given her busy schedule, she was unable to make time to write in between her shoots.
Ever since the lockdown was announced, the actor has been focusing on all things that are therapeutic for her and writing tops the list. She has been taking out a couple of hours every day to develop a script, with help from her writer friends.
“It all started with penning down a few thoughts, and that became an interesting idea. Soon enough, it started looking like a concept I would like to develop. It’s a comedy, my favourite genre. The premise is hilarious. The fact that all our lives have come to a screeching halt has made me contemplate on the fragility of human existence. I want to write something that focuses on why people should prioritise what’s necessary,” said Richa.
The coronavirus lockdown has helped Richa explore her creative side.
“Too often we are all so busy chasing things that we forget to spare a thought for ourselves and what really matters to us. It has been bottled up within me for a long time, and the entire lockdown phase has accelerated my creative side. I am just putting together the skeletal structure and will then start looking for a screenplay writer,” Richa added.
Lockdown diaries: Richa Chadha takes up meditation