Mumbai: At the recent Indian Film Festival of Melbourne, Richa Chadha dismissed a journalist’s question to Fawad Khan about the cultural contradiction between India and Pakistan’s film industries as India had adopted westernization by including romance and kissing scenes.
She had said, “I would like to answer that. Sorry I am cutting in. You know we were colonised by the British for a really long time. It's a part of the… I am sorry if I am offending anybody here, but if you look at worldwide history every time the British left an empire they divided it. Whether it was North Korea or South Korea then there was Germany. It is a part of the strategy to keep political unrest to sort off maintain a global kind of, I am sorry but your question to me doesn’t make sense because I will have far more in common with Fawad because I am from the North of India than i will have with somebody who is a tambrahm or maybe Malyaali or from the North east. I think we should avoid stereotyping in questions or creating some kind of contradiction here because the whole intent and especially art does not really have borders or boundaries.”
Richa got trolled on Twitter for her comments with Twitterattis calling her ‘bimbo’, ‘bimbette’, ‘dimwit’, with some South Indians taking offence and some pointing out historical errors in her point about Britishers’ colonization.
@RichaChadha_ shame on you for dissing Indians for that pakirat fawad . Curse of Indians be upon you👎🏻— ushas (@ushas1984) August 22, 2016
No self respecting South Indian or any other Indian should watch this filth making industry Brothelwood https://t.co/LqZBb8mQPD— Vrikodara (@AgentSaffron) August 22, 2016
Richa, however stood by her comments and gave a fitting reply to some of the trolls directed to her.
He's the hell of the good actor from the neighbouring country the. https://t.co/aAysDrQ0wY— RichaChadha (@RichaChadha_) August 24, 2016
Brother,I was saying language ppl. Nothing against any community but obviously you wanna believe what u like!🙌🏽🙏🏽❤️ https://t.co/bbsSylgdx1— RichaChadha (@RichaChadha_) August 23, 2016
Yo. Getting misunderstood by most members of thine community. Hilarious. https://t.co/3bLIqkzxUQ— RichaChadha (@RichaChadha_) August 23, 2016
SO CLASSY. WHAT A WELL BROUGHT UP MAN! https://t.co/w9N1qAwLnY— RichaChadha (@RichaChadha_) August 22, 2016
My friend,there's always vocal idiots and quiet gentlemen. I own a T shirt that says 'not fair but lovely' 😜🤗 https://t.co/eOfgs6jnUx— RichaChadha (@RichaChadha_) August 22, 2016
Sorry. I'll have to block you for saying that. That's NOT COOL https://t.co/jCmcJblo70— RichaChadha (@RichaChadha_) August 22, 2016
Divide and rule was a well thought out and implemented policy. That's what I was trying to say. Thanks anyway https://t.co/gJC6u0Zson— RichaChadha (@RichaChadha_) August 22, 2016
Thanks. Bimbette is a first for me. Thank you so much ❤️ https://t.co/HCL5g69AYJ— RichaChadha (@RichaChadha_) August 22, 2016
Thanks for missing the point ❤️I love Tamil so much that I can read and write the language. But troll on!🙌🏽 https://t.co/lbkanCdrYO— RichaChadha (@RichaChadha_) August 22, 2016