Indian actress Richa Gangopadyay has currently taken a break from acting to study her MBA and in the process she has become an admitted coffee freak. When she initially disclosed that she was taking a break from acting some entertainment insiders thought it was a bad time to do so as she had just filmed the movie "Bhai" opposite superstar performer Nagarjuna.
The filming of this movie represented the reaching of the elite levels of Telugu films. During her time in Hyderabad she had worked in three languages with some of the biggest stars and directors but there is arguably no one bigger than Nagarjuna and her role in the film was that of leading lady.
The role allowed her to show the growth of her acting ability as it required her to show multiple dimensions of her character in a manner that she had not had the opportunity to do in her earlier films. Moreover, she had developed a significant fan base and thus the thought that at the height of one's success they go on sabbatical was questioned by some entertainment insiders but it might actually pay dividends in terms of her popularity.
There are some entertainment insiders who anticipate that her impressive performance in "Bhai" combined with her immediate absence from the Hyderabad film industry will have the effect of making her a more desired commodity upon the completion of her studies.
Sometimes absence can make the heart grow fonder and in this situation the decision of Richa Gangopadhyay not only opened the eyes of some entertainment insiders but also made filmmakers want an actress that for the moment is unattainable and has them thinking of how she can help their next projects succeed.
The decision to take a sabbatical from acting was a bold and courageous move by Richa Gangopadhyay but it is very likely going to make her an even more desired acting commodity upon her return.