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.