Richa Chadda gets back at trolls after comments on cultural similarities
Actress Richa Chadda was trolled after she commented that she has more cultural similarities with Pakistani actor Fawad Khan that any South Indian person. However, she gave it back to her haters in in befitting manner.
Richa and Fawad were recently attended the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne, where they were asked about the cultural differences between India and Pakistan. Richa decided to answer it on the ‘Khoobsurat’ actor’s behalf.
The ‘Masaan’ actress said that both the countries were British colonies for a long time and they had divided every part of the world wherever they ruled. She further said that the question doesn't make sense to her because, according to her, she "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 Tam Brahm or maybe Malayali or from the North East.”
“I think we should avoid stereotyping in questioning or creating some kind of contradiction here because the whole intent and especially art does not really have any borders,” Richa added.
While the audience present there gave applauses to Richa, certain netizens took one part of her comment on not having anything in common with South Indians or Northeast Indians, and started targeting her.
Richa, too responded to some of comments attacking her.
Some users called her bimbo and tweeted, “True! A Bimbo like @RichaChadha_ will have more in common with Dumb Pakis than Intellectually gifted TamBrahms :))” while another wrote, “So, a bollywood bimbette @ RichaChadha_ says she has more in common with a Muslim Pakistani than a Tam Brahm. Hahaha.”
To this, the actress pointed out, “Thanks for missing the point I love Tamil so much that I can read and write the language. But troll on!” and in a subsequent tweet wrote, “Thanks. Bimbette is a first for me. Thank you so much.”
Another user seemed to thank her for “showing South Indians their place,” but Richa lashed out and wrote, “Sorry. I'll have to block you for saying that. That's NOT COOL.”
A twitterati with the name MADNIGHT_BANTER, who thought ‘Madrasi’ was offensive, posted, “@ RichaChadha_ thanks ma'am. Maybe one day us south Indians can use the word madrasi with pride in the Republic of Dravisistan.”
Richa hoped that there were no more divisions and tweeted, “@ Midnight_Ranter I don't think Madrasi is a bad word. I'd be proud of it. I hope there's no more divisions.”
“Divide and rule was a well thought out and implemented policy. That's what I was trying to say,” the actress wrote in another tweet.
On the work front, Richa was last seen in Aishwrya Rai Bachchan and Randeep Hooda starrer biopic ‘Sarabjit’. She will be next seen in Pooja Bhatt’s production ‘Cabaret’, but its release is put on hold due to copyright violation on the film.