When fans spotted Richa Chadha's uncanny resemblance with Smita Patil

Updated: Feb 20, 2020, 14:48 IST | mid-day online correspondent | Mumbai

A Bengaluru-based photographer has approached Richa Chadha for a photoshoot to pay homage to Smita Patil's work

Smita Patil and Richa Chadha. Picture/Instagram: therichachadha
Smita Patil and Richa Chadha. Picture/Instagram: therichachadha

After Richa Chadha shared her snapshot on Instagram, several netizens felt she resembled the late actor Smita Patil. She was thrilled. Her inbox was filled with compliments, but the Panga actor never imagined what would follow next.

Here's what Richa posted on Instagram:

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Smitten Patil 🥰🌹 . . . #RichaChadha #SmitaPatil #Bollywood #resemblance #love #RichaChadhaFans

A post shared by Richa Chadha (@therichachadha) onFeb 19, 2020 at 1:28am PST

Now, a Bengaluru-based photographer has approached Chadha for a photoshoot to pay homage to Patil's work and talent. She will be recreating the looks from several of Patil's films, including Arth (1982), Bhumika (1977) and Mirch Masala (1987).

Lots of Richa's friends and followers on Instagram, too, found the resemblance uncanny. Actress Freida Pinto wrote, "Two of my favourites in one frame. Now that's the perfect start to my day!" another Instagram user said, "Smita Ji is my all-time favourite actress miss you Smita Ji!" and yet another fan said, "Who else but u can do it? Nobody."

On the work front, Richa Chadha was recently seen in the slice-of-life film Panda alongside Kangana Ranaut and Jassie Gill. And if the above photo is any indication, Richa will be seen in a yet-untitled drama with a strong backdrop of a love story. Sources close to her indicate that she recently did a look test for the project that she's interested in.

The source added, "This is a film that only Richa can nail with finesse. It has an earthy feel to it and the looks needed to reflect the same. The actress came up with inputs on the look and together they conjured this avatar."

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