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Kareena's 2004 film role inspires Richa's look..

Richa Chadda

By HT

Mumbai, Sept. 22 -- Richa Chadda is set to play a prominent character in director Sudhir Mishra's film adaptation of Devdas. Her character's look has apparently been inspired by Kareena Kapoor Khan's look in one of her earlier films.

"The look of Richa's character is similar to that of Kareena's in the 2004 film, Yuva. In terms of make-up, Richa would be seen wearing only kajal, like Kareena did," says a source close to Richa.

Bengali author Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay's novel, Devdas, has been adapted a number of times. According to the source, Mishra's adaptation will be a modern interpretation of the iconic novel. "With the whole film being put in a new light, the characters have to be re-adapted to suit the plot," adds the insider.

Richa is essaying the role of Paro. When contacted, she confirms the news, and tells us more about her look in the film. "The idea was to outline characters beyond their appearances. Sudhir felt that the simplicity of the external appearance will create a beautiful contrast with the complex internal emotions that everyone will connect with. But Paro's character needs some spice as well, so, dramatic eyes - with the use of kajal - were enough," she says.