Richa Chadha celebrated her journey as Bholi Punjaban as Fukrey completed a decade on June 14. The film holds a special place in her heart, not only because it provided her with one of the most iconic characters in her career but also because it led her to meet her soulmate and life partner, Ali Fazal. The couple tied the knot in a grand ceremony last year.
As the franchise completed its milestone of a decade, Richa said, "It's incredible to believe that it has already been 10 years since 'Fukrey' was released. This film has been a game-changer for me in so many ways. Not only did it give me the opportunity to portray a character like Bholi Punjaban, which has become an iconic role in my career, but it also introduced me to the love of my life, Ali. 'Fukrey' will forever hold a special place in my heart."
Fukrey, a comedy-drama directed by Mrighdeep Singh Lamba, released in 2013 and its sequel in 2017 and became an instant hit, winning hearts with its hilarious storyline and memorable characters. Richa's portrayal of the feisty and unforgettable character, Bholi Punjaban, not only showcased her exceptional acting prowess but also became one of the most beloved characters in recent film history carving a new space for women in comedy in Hindi films, a space that is often overlooked.
The third installment will release on December 1, 2023.