Saturday May 25, 2019

Actress Richa Chadha Doesn’t Believe in Having War of Words in Public

Richa appeared on the show along with Mallika Dua

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Richa Chadha
Richa Chadha. Wikimedia Commons

Actress Richa Chadha says she doesn’t believe in having war of words on public platforms. Instead, she likes to confront the issues directly with the person concerned.

Richa expressed her views when she appeared on the “By Invite Only” show, according to a statement.

“If I have a problem with someone, I wouldn’t have a war of words with them on a public platform,” he said. “This is because I don’t want to say it. Not because I lack the courage. I have the courage and I want to say it sometimes, but I’d say it one-on-one,” she added.

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Richa Chadha at an event. IANS

Opening up about crass behaviour by trolls, Richa said: “I posted something for World Earth Day and the font was in green and they were like green is your favourite colour because your boyfriend is Pakistani.”

Richa appeared on the show along with Mallika Dua.

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Asked about Bollywood actors who should stop singing, Mallika said: “Farhan Akhtar and Alia Bhatt”. Richa, on the other hand, asked about the weirdest rumour she has heard about herself, said: “That I was dating Saqib Saleem”.

The episode of “By Invite Only” will air on Zoom on Saturday. (IANS)

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Actress Richa Chadha Feels That So Much Stigma is Attached to Sexual Crime

Speaking about the harsh standards of beauty for women, Richa said: "Today, it can be very confusing for young women... what you're supposed to do with your body. I believe that one should be healthy and exercise

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Instead of trial by media, it should be trial by law: Richa Chadha on #MeToo. Flickr

Actress Richa Chadha says there is so much stigma attached to sexual crime that sometimes it’s impossible to get even the bravest women to speak up.

Last year, the Indian audience saw Richa Chadha in “Love Sonia”, a film which deals with the topic of human trafficking.

The Tabrez Noorani directorial released in the UK last week. To promote the film, the Indian actress appeared on a show hosted by Victoria Derbyshire on Monday. She also used the platform to speak about a variety of issues, including the #MeToo movement — a global movement which is against sexual harassment and assault.

On #MeToo, she said: “It’s upsetting that those women who have come out and spoken, many of them have received death threats, rape threats, for some their livelihood has been snatched away.

Richa Chadha
Richa Chadha, Wikimedia Commons

“Primarily, there’s an issue of will and consent. There are many cases where a woman may have given the consent to sleep with somebody, but her will may not have been there because they will have a position of authority or power over the woman which they can blatantly abuse.

“So, this is a very tricky territory which we need to figure out to make this work, to create a supportive environment for women who speak out. The term for rape in Hindi is ‘izzat lootna’. Its literal translation is losing your dignity. So, there’s so much stigma attached to any kind of sexual crime that sometimes, it’s impossible to get the bravest women to speak out…because this then, becomes that one thing that defines them,” she added.

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Speaking about the harsh standards of beauty for women, Richa Chadha said: “Today, it can be very confusing for young women… what you’re supposed to do with your body. I believe that one should be healthy and exercise.

“Everybody should be allowed to be happy in their own skin without being called ‘lazy’ or ‘unprofessional’ or ‘anorexic’ or ‘not womanly’ enough. It’s so harsh for women to keep up and adhere to these standards.” (IANS)