She has made a career out of portraying complex characters but actress Richa Chadha is happy that finally she is being offered commercial roles.
Fresh from the success of "Masaan", the actress is now busy with Pooja Bhatt's "Cabaret". "It is a great part and I am really happy that I finally got a commercial role in the industry. Earlier, they would shy away from offering me mainstream characters," Richa said.
The actress, who started her career with Dibakar Banerjee's "Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!", has already touched many hearts with her poignant portrayal of an ambitious small town girl in "Masaan", who unwittingly gets caught in a web of corruption.
Richa said she will continue to play roles that are different despite the stereotyping of such actors.
"I am trying to pick roles that are interesting to me and are different so that I can continue to do good work. I don't want to be slotted into a particular part. I want to be versatile.
"Right now, my only slot is that I am a good actor or I am an off-beat actor. I can live with that. But I can't live with the tag that I am good only for specific roles," she said.
There were reports that "Cabaret" is based on Helen's life but Richa denied it.
"It's not on Helen. The rumours started after I was spotted reading a book on Helen. I was reading it generally and people presumed that I am going through it because 'Cabaret' is based on it."
Richa is taking special classes to master the dance for the movie, which also stars Gulshan Devaiah.