Richa Chadha says Indian culture and traditions are not weak to be affected by a film. The actress said this owing to the controversy surrounding the movie Padmavati.
Padmavati, which is based on the legend of Rani Padmini, is yet to be released and the movie has been facing resistance from various sections of the Rajput community.
Earlier, Bhansali was slapped by a Rajput group and the movie’s set was vandalized since they believed the movie distorts history. The movie is also facing demands of it being banned.
Richa Chadha, who has worked in Ram Leela, the Bhansali-directed 2014 movie, said that people should not object the movie before watching it.
Speaking to a leading Indian daily, she said, “Whatever I will say will be blown out of proportion. But I will say it in the most polite way. With all due respect, I am also a Hindu and I don’t believe that faith is so weak that it will break with a film. I feel that the best thing about our country is that we are a democracy. So, first watch the film and then if there is any objection… There is a body in our country that certifies films. I have belief in my faith, culture and tradition that it won’t shake up of a two-three hour film.”
Richa Chadha was last seen in Jia Aur Jia along with Kalki Koechlin. She will be next seen in the sequel of the super hit film Fukrey. The sequel of the film is titled as Fukrey Returns which is slated to release on December 15.