Richa Chadha gave a bold statement on what will happen if Bollywood will open up about sexual harassment like Hollywood.
Richa Chadha and Kangana Ranaut are Bollywood’s those two stars who never mince with their words. This one we are talking about Fukrey actress Richa Chadha. She spoke on length about what will happen in Bollywood if sexual abuse cases will open up. After multiple allegations of sexual harassment in West revealed many big names like Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey and Brett Ratnerand, investigation to clean-up the sex predators initiated in Hollywood industry.
Bollywood actress Richa Chadha was asked if anything similar would happen in Bollywood industry. She said,
“I don’t see that happening immediately given the culture of naming and shaming in our country. But when it happens, as it is happening in Hollywood right now, the entire power structure will change. People, who you see making feminist films and claiming to be progressive etc, they will all come tumbling down.
We will lose a lot of heroes and several people will lose their lives’ work, their legacies. I think that’s what people will attack — they can’t attack them monetarily so they will go after the legacies. And it will happen, I would think in the next four-five years.”
“If someone suffers the loss of livelihood apart from emotional trauma, why will they come forward? In Hollywood,it is easier as actors get royalty.”
Richa Chada also pinpointed that sexual misconduct is not existing in Bollywood industry only. “It is very sexy to say, ‘Bollywood, ye gire hue log. They do this for work, they are just a cesspool for parties and all. We have a very fertile imagination when it comes to Bollywood. But we refuse to look at others. The press has a role in this – they should not be jumping on a hashtag. The press should be consistently creating a support system for the victim to come forward to say ‘this happened to me and he did that’. The judiciary has a role. I once met a rapist who said ‘mereko to bus saat saal ki sazaa hogi and then I am back to a normal life’, no remorse whatsoever.”
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Richa Chadha is all geared up for Fukrey movie’s sequel Fukrey Returns release on Dec 8. The movie also stars Richa Chada’s boyfriend Ali Fazal, Manjot Singh, Pankaj Tripathi and Pulkit Samrat.