Bollywood actress Richa Chadha has always mesmerised the audience with her brilliant performances on the silver screen, thus, fans were a bit disappointed to see her screen timing in "Sarbjit." The recent buzz is that Richa's role has been chopped off while editing the film.

"A lot of what Richa shot was edited out finally leaving her with just one major scene. This was in keeping with the decision to concentrate the storytelling on Sarabjit's sister Dalbir, played by Aishwarya Rai Bachchan," SKJ Bollywood News quoted a source as saying.

Richa has garnered appreciation with her acting skills in films like "Gangs of Wasseypur" (Part 1 and 2), "Fukrey" and "Masaan." She is known as one of the underrated actors in Bollywood, but "Sarbjit" director Omung Kumar seemed to have not utilised the actress' talent completely for his film.

"Sarbjit," which was about a sister's struggle to release her innocent brother from a Pakistani prison, didn't impress the audience as expected. Aishwarya, who played Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh's sister Dalbir Kaur, has been criticised for her performance, while Randeep has been praised for his powerful performance as Sarabjit in the flick.

Richa, who could have been given more screen timing, played Sarabjit's wife in the movie. However, when Omung was questioned about editing out Richa's role from the film, the "Mary Kom" director denied the reports.

"Richa's role was not reduced at all. It remained as it was narrated to her, only changes made were for a tighter editing structure. Otherwise, the film has shaped up exactly the way Richa was briefed by me. The dialogues that she has are the only ones that were there from the start," Omung told SKJ Bollywood News.

Meanwhile, Richa will next be seen in a different character in her upcoming film "Cabaret." Scheduled to be released on May 27, she will appear as sexy and glamorous cabaret dancer.