Richa Chadha has agreed to name and shame the sexual predators in Bollywood, provided she is given full protection. The actress says, while it is brave of people to accept that sexual harassment happens in Bollywood, one cannot “name and shame” as there is no guarantee of getting work post that.
Richa says she was attacked for a blog post regarding the sexual harassment situation “even by feminists who asked why don’t you name and shame?” “If you give me pension for life, take care of my safety, my family, ensure I’ll continue to get work in films and TV or whatever I want to do, my career will grow unabated as it is right now after I name and shame somebody, sure I will. Not just me, million others will do that. But who will do it?” Richa told PTI.
According to her, it is impossible to name the person because of this mentality and the strong arm tactics that exists in Bollywood. “Every time someone speaks there are repercussions. Whoever is speaking out people are like ‘oh you’ve to name and shame.’ If the press knows who is doing this, why not let it out? Every time we take a step, there is a backlash. The ecosystem and the structure of the industry needs to change. We don’t have royalties here for actors, in absence of proper legislations, who will take a risk?”
Many on social media seem to have agreed with Richa on the issue. What are your thoughts on it?