Is Richa Gangopahdyay preparing to be a Indian/USA movie executive? For the past several months I have been wondering why this beautiful actress decided to take a sabbatical from her acting career to pursue a challenging degree such as that of an MBA unless there was a bigger plan in place and one possibility is that she is putting herself in position to be a 'shot caller' in the movie industry.
What do movies need to get completed? Financing and someone who will 'green light' the project because they believe it has the ability to be popular with fans.
One issue that seems to be occurring more often in the Indian film industry but is rarely discussed is projects not being released because of money issues. Another situation that is becoming more apparent is the fact that Indian film producers and their United States counterparts are going to be working together in the future.
This is inevitable as the potential for blockbuster films and huge box office successes is too great to deny. As such, actors and those involved in the film making process can either prepare themselves so that they are in position to benefit when these films become a regular occurrence or those who don't will be left "looking in from the outside" or worse, perish from public image similar to a dinosaur.
Richa Gangonpadhyay seems to be enjoying her MBA studies and when one considers the possibility that upon her completion she will have both the executive training combined with her credibility and experience in front of the camera it is easy to envision her 'pitching' a movie to investors or securing financing and being able to make the 'decision' about whether to back a film or not.
There has been no indication that this is the direction Richa Gangopadhyay is going to take following the completion of her MBA studies in the United States but just consider this: an Indian star actress who thus has ties to the Indian film industry walking into a Hollywood meeting armed with an MBA from a top school in the United States.
Could she, in this case Richa Gangophadhyay not possibly be a great connector of the United States and India in terms of helping make films using the talents and resources of both countries? Something to think about.