Our faith is not so weak that it will break with a film: Richa Chadha on Padmavati row

Reacting on the Padmavati controversy, Bollywood actor Richa Chadha says Indian culture and traditions are strong enough to remain unaffected by a film.

Written by Priyanka Sharma | Mumbai | Published: November 16, 2017 7:55 am
richa chaddha on padmavati controversy Richa Chaddha says she believes in her culture and a film would not have an affect on it.

Becoming the latest Bollywood celebrity to show support for controversy-ridden Padmavati, actor Richa Chadha says Indian culture and traditions are strong enough to remain unaffected by a film.

Padmavati, based on the legend of Rani Padmini, has been marred by controversies since January after a Rajput group slapped Bhansali and vandalised the film’s set for they believed that the director was distorting history. Various sections of the community have raised objection to the film, demanding its ban and as the Deepika Padukone starrer nears its release (on December 1), the opposing voices have only gained fervor.

When asked about her opinion on the row, Richa, who has worked with Bhansali in his 2014 love story Ram Leela, said that people should first watch Padmavati then object to it.

“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 told mediapersons at the trailer launch of her upcoming comedy Fukrey Returns.

The sequel to the Excel Entertainment’s hit comedy Fukrey will arrive in theaters on December 15.

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    IslamForFooools
    Nov 16, 2017 at 12:48 pm
    R a n d Richa chadha, tell that to musselman, when they kill murder people just for cartoon of repist mohemmed. Don’t preach Hindus, HOs like you change men every night. Fck u u brainless .
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      Indian
      Nov 16, 2017 at 10:36 am
      Bollywood better be more careful about making FILMS in which ANCESTORS of INDIANS were the VANQUISHED as the HISTORY written by VANQUISHED and VICTOR will be never same. Most of the present day HISTORY is written by CRUEL INVADERS or by BRITISH. After Indian Independence, the LEFTIST HISTORIANS have not allowed a RE-LOOK at India HISTORY from the INDIAN PERSPECTIVE. ............... HINDU FAITH is very RESILIENT which has survived more than 700 years of subjugation First by MUSLIMS and then by CHRISTIAN BRITISH but HINDUS should not be taken for granted especially when OTHER FAITHS gets offended VERY FAST. ... If BOLLYWOOD has COURAGE, let them make a FILM on "MUSLIM RULERS OF INDIA INVITING AFGHAN RULER, AHMED SHAH ABDALI to join him and defeat MARATHAS in the Battle of Panipat, 1761 and further leading to "VADDA GHALLUGHARA" or mass massacre of SIKHS by MUSLIMS in 1764.
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        romi
        Nov 16, 2017 at 10:23 am
        why movies only about hindus ??
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          romi
          Nov 16, 2017 at 10:21 am
          film is about past not present You Bollywood people will go to any extend to make money even though if it hurts people sentiments shut up you b i t ..
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            Ranbir
            Nov 16, 2017 at 9:36 am
            MESSAGE TO MUSLIMS---------For you journey from HINDUISM TO CONVERSION have been VERY PAINFUL , when concept of islam and allah were created in 7th century in arab, it used violence to convert people of nearby areas…......…and when those arab terrorist started attacking India, wherever they found people living peacefully, they brutalized them and forcibly converted them........, some notorious examples are somnath temple attack and conversions, taimur, khilji and aurangjeb torture and conversions………all these terrorists employed most brutal methods like torture, rape, kidnapping, killing on ur families to convert…..…Hindus who had weapons, fought back and saved as many as possible from conversion......Now you MUST PLEASE QUESTION YOURSELF that is it right to praise and defend the same terrorists who brutalized ur ancestors for conversion???....you people are HINDUS BY GENEALOGY, a few generations ago all of YOU WERE HINDUS living happy lives before those terrorrists ruined it.....thanks
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