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Richa Chadha Urges To Save Elephants From Being Mowed By Trains

Richa notes in her letter, Asian elephants are considered to be endangered, and there are at most only 50,000 of them left worldwide.

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Richa Chadha wants 'Fukrey 3' to be made. Flickr
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Ahead of World Elephant Day August 12, actress Richa Chadha has urged People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) to ask India’s railway ministry to implement safety measures to prevent elephant deaths on train tracks.

In a letter to Railway Minister Piyush Goyal Richa said: “Recently, a speeding train struck and killed a family of elephants in Odisha, adding to a toll that makes India the nation with the highest number of train accidents involving elephants.”

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Asian Elephant. Pixabay

The 31-year-old actress has requested “that among the solutions implemented, states be required to survey and monitor railway lines for elephant activity and to reduce and restrict train speeds in corridors frequented by these animals in order to save lives.”

Richa notes in her letter, Asian elephants are considered to be endangered, and there are at most only 50,000 of them left worldwide. Yet between 2016 and 2017, dozens of them were killed in India because of trains, and over the years, the number of these types of deaths has been increasing.

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In a span of 23 years – from 1987 to 2010 – 150 elephants died while crossing railway tracks, but in only eight years, from 2009 to 2017, 120 were killed in the same way, a statement from PETA read. (IANS)

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Actress Richa Chadha Wants ‘Fukrey 3’ To Be Made

Backed by Excel Entertainment, "Fukrey Returns" is a sequel to the 2013 hit comedy film ‘Fukrey'

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Richa Chadha wants 'Fukrey 3' to be made. Flickr

Actress Richa Chadha, who rose to fame with her character of Bholi Punjaban in the Fukrey franchise, became nostalgic as the second instalment of the franchise “Fukrey Returns” completed one year of its release on Saturday.

Reminiscing about the film’s memories, Richa Chadha said in a statement: “‘Fukrey’ is a very special film. I am personally a huge fan of Bholi. She is brave and extremely intelligent and it has been amazing to play her twice. I have made lifelong friends…thanks to ‘Fukrey’. The success the film has had has been surprising and rewarding.”

It seems the actress wants to take her Bholi Punjaban character ahead as she wrote to the film’s director Mrigdeep Singh Lamba that it’s time a third film should be made.

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Richa Chadha at an event, IANS

“I definitely do hope to work again with the team again on part 3 of the film, it would be amazing to reunite for the third time. I think we definitely deserve part 3 of ‘Fukrey'”, she added.

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Richa also posted a few photographs with the film’s cast including actors Ali Fazal, Varun Sharma, Pulkit Samrat and Manjot Singh on social media. She is currently dating her “Fukrey” co-star Ali.

Backed by Excel Entertainment, “Fukrey Returns” is a sequel to the 2013 hit comedy film ‘Fukrey’. (IANS)