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Richa Chadha On #MeToo, Kabir Singh And 'Section 375'

BP World Bureau | Sep 10 2019 01:16:20 PM
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MUMBAI: Actress Richa Chadha is gearing up for the release of her upcoming film 'Section 375' which deals with the controversial subject of false rape cases in India. 

She will play a prosecutor who is defending a woman who claimed that she was raped by Rahul Bhatt's character. Akshay Khanna will represent him as the defender. 

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She said that she was initially sceptical about the controversial and possibly misogynist nature of the film but she wanted to do it after reading the script. She assured that director Ajay Bahl approached the subject truthfully. 

She added that the film is not misogynist at all unlike 'Kabir Singh', which became a subject of controversy amongst critics for the problematic depiction of toxic masculinity. 

She said that she will not watch the film after reading about the director Sandeep Reddy Vanda's interview where he said that couples should have the liberty to slap each other. 

About her upcoming release, Richa did a lot of research and revealed that fake cases are registered but many actual cases go unreported due to fear or coercion. 

She assured that the film narrates the circumstances truthfully. 

Read: Film Critic Sucharita Tyagi Faces Flak For Her Review On Kabir Singh 

However, Richa made her stance on the #MeToo movement and said that it shouldn't die down. She despised the fact that accused men Alok Nath and Vikas Bahl are back in business. 

She opined that women should know their rights and predators should be afraid. But false accusations will make things difficult for women only as people will suspect that she lied. But the fact that India as a country being dangerous for women cannot be denied because of the number of rape cases, acid attack cases, domestic violence, genital mutilation and all happening, she said. 

Richa Chadha made impactful performances in films like 'Goliyon Ki Rassleela Ram-Leela', 'Masaan', 'Gangs Of Wasseypur', 'Sarabjit', and 'Love Sonia'.