Richa Chaddha has opened a can of worms by claiming that women in Bollywood don't get a chance to act in comedy films.
The actress recently told a website, "I do not understand why people think that women cannot do justice to a comedy role. We have had a history of leading ladies who played extremely funny roles in films from the black and white era. From Madhubala, who acted in a film like 'Chalti Ka Nam Gadi' to Sridevi in 'Mr India', we have had so many actresses who have great comic timing." However, she said, "I think we do not allow women to play funny parts thinking they are supposed to be pretty, which is the stereotypical thought. So I would say, do not ask such question, because it encourages stereotype. We have a history of it."
She admits actors have more opportunities and avenues to explore nowadays but says in the same breath that women don't get to explore their funny sides as men.
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