Richa Chadha Feels #MeToo Shouldn’t Die, Reveals She Hates to See Accused like Alok Nath and Vikas Bahl Back in Business
Richa Chadha holds her own in Bollywood. She says it how it is without beating around the bush and her fans adore her for it. Here is what she feels about #MeToo, Kabir Singh and more!
Richa Chadha holds her own in Bollywood. She says it how it is without beating around the bush and her fans adore her for it. The actor feels the #MeToo moment should not die down, adding that it is disheartening to see all these men who have been accused of sexual harassment back in business. “The Alok Nath case ruined all the films that we saw of him. In Vikas Bahl’s case, it was a court ruling. The idea of women not being harassed, which is an age-old practice and especially in the film industry, is out of the bag. Now women know their rights, and predators are afraid. I don't think the movement will die down, but I would like if it wasn’t just a Twitter trend. It will take time. There are many false cases in the #MeToo movement like Karan Oberoi and Varun Grover. I am angry at women because they are making it difficult. If something really happens, then why should someone be suspicious that you have lied?” she questioned.
The starlet will be essaying a lawyer in the upcoming drama Section 375 and knows her film will stir a heated debate. She plays a public prosecutor fighting to get justice for her client, who claims she was raped by Rahul Bhatt’s character, who is represented by Akshaye Khanna in court. “We shouldn’t look at a case from a gendered point of view. It is a controversial film, and people will say this film is based on this case or that case. In this film, the director is trying to take a very truthful approach,” said Richa while speaking about the film.
She continued, “I don't think it is a misogynistic film at all. I did not watch Kabir Singh, but after hearing the director’s interview I may not want to watch it. The director has put me off. As an actor, Shahid has done a great job. The whole joy of acting is to play a character that is out of the ordinary.” Richa stated, “There might be criticism for the film, but I have done a lot of research. There are fake rape cases being registered, but a lot of actual rape cases simultaneously go unreported because people lose faith in the legal system. India is a very complicated society and we are seeing that more and more today. I feel we have tried to be truthful and sincere. I was worried at the start, but when I read the script and saw the way Ajay has treated the film, I am not worried now."