"Only someone ignorant will claim that the star system doesn't prevail in the Hindi film industry. It's very difficult to break in because the whole system, from the producer, press and the fraternity itself support their kith and kin," Richa told IANS.
Richa, who recently spoke about her battle with bulimia, said that the term 'outsiders' should not exist in the Hindi film industry.
"However, times are changing and I am a testimony to that. There's a growing acceptance of 'outsiders.' However, the fact that there is a term called 'outsiders' is something we should introspect about.
Are we aliens? Are we not from India, or the world? The term shouldn't exist actually," said Richa.
Richa has featured in films like Fukrey, Masaan and Sarbjit.
"It's difficult. My mentor Anurag Kashyap once told me that it will take you five films to prove that you are capable while a star kid will do it breezily in one. And we won't get second chances either," said Richa.
Richa will soon be seen in Cabaret co-starring Gulshan Devaiah.