Our Bholi Punjaban Richa Chadha is waiting for the release of her upcoming movie Fukre Returns on this weekend. In an interview with HT, Richa shared her views on the film industry and talked about her upcoming movie.
After Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein’s scandal, many big names come forward for the support like Kevin Spacey and Brett Ratner, interact with #MeToo protests and more. Could this happen in the Bollywood on this Richa Chadha said “I don’t see that happening immediately given the culture of naming and shaming in our country. But when it happens, as it is happening in Hollywood right now, the entire power structure will change. People, who you see making feminist films and claiming to be progressive etc, they will all come tumbling down,”.
“We will lose a lot of heroes and several people will lose their lives’ work, their legacies. I think that’s what people will attack — they can’t attack them monetarily so they will go after the legacies. And it will happen, I would think in the next four-five years,” she added.
“If someone suffers the loss of livelihood apart from emotional trauma, why will they come forward? In Hollywood, it is easier as actors get royalty,” the actor explained.
Richa also supported Bollywood industry with her words “It is very sexy to say, ‘Bollywood, ye give hue log. They do this for work, they are just a cesspool for parties and all. We have a very fertile imagination when it comes to Bollywood. But we refuse to look at others. The press has a role in this – they should not be jumping on a hashtag. The press should be consistently creating a support system for the victim to come forward to say ‘this happened to me and he did that’. The judiciary has a role. I once met a rapist who said ‘mereko to bus saat saal ki sazaa hogi and then I am back to a normal life’, no remorse whatsoever.”
Richa’s upcoming movie ‘Fukre Returns‘ is releasing on this weekend, December 8. On her movie, she said “The film is fun and the story has moved forward. We took time as we wanted to make a story as good as the first one and this one has turned out be a better. They took time to write it, perfect it, tie up loose ends.”
“I always look for good parts to play but that’s not always possible. Really good work is not easy to come by. My favourite genre is comedy because it doesn’t take a toll on me. It is so fulfilling and light. I say no to a lot of dark stuff, like trafficking drugs in the body, because I feel those roles take a toll on the actor.” She added.
When she was asked about the new wave of content-driven cinema in Bollywood, Richa said, “It is a wrong notion that the demarcation of parallel and commercial cinema doesn’t exist anymore. The demarcation still exists in the minds of certain producers and directors in the industry. The lines are blurring, slowly.”