Richa Chadda of `Gangs of Wasseypur` fame to play a don in `Fukrey`

Updated: Sep 10, 2012, 16:19 PM IST

New Delhi: Actress Richa Chadda, seen in crime thriller ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’, is set to play a mafia don in Farhan Akhtar`s next production ‘Fukrey’, a comedy.

Richa has been signed on for a significant role in the film. Her character will be called Boli Punjaban.

"Yes, Richa Chadda has been signed for `Fukrey`," Ritesh Sidhwani, partner in Farhan`s Excel Entertainment, said in a statement.

Atul Kasbekar, whose agency Bling! looks after Richa`s work, says "Ritesh saw `Gangs of Wasseypur` and loved Richa`s performance."

Pulkit Samrat of ‘Bittoo Boss’ fame is the lead actor in ‘Fukrey’. But Richa does not have a role opposite him. Other actors for the movie are yet to be finalised.

The film`s title is a slang, which means good-for-nothing.

Directed by debutant Mrigdeep Singh Lamba, ‘Fukrey’ is a buddy movie, revolving around Delhi-based youngsters and their life in high school and later, college.