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Richa Chadha is known for her unconventional characters she has played in the Bollywood movies like Gangs of Wasseypur, Fukrey, Sarbjit and Masaan. The actress has been quite outspoken about having encountered casting couch experiences in Bollywood. Recently she shared her thoughts on matters of casting couch in the web show “The Girl Tribe”.
Talking about how it's not imperative to go through casting couch in order to make it in the industry, Richa said: "It is something that women and men, who want to get into the business, must know - I have only got roles based auditions or if somebody has seen a film of mine and I have been cast again. It is like taking the stairs as opposed to taking the elevator, but it's possible."
On being questioned about whether she has faced instances of casting couch, Richa said: "Oh yes, absolutely, a couple of times. I have felt like they were really low rung idiotic morons. Although, I was just starting out and it would have made my life easier that is not the path I will ever choose because I feel this is an art form and there has to be some amount of purity in it."
Earlier this year, Richa Chadha received backlash after she stood up for Saroj Khan who opened up about the casting couch in the Bollywood industry. Saroj Khan said, "At least the film industry provides work and doesn't rape and abandon you." On which Richa Chadha said, "I think people are making mountain of molehill. There's narrative that people in Bollywood are the worst and indulge in malpractices which isn't the case. She meant to say it takes place in all industries, why is Bollywood being singled out?"
On the work front, Richa Chadha will be next seen in the upcoming movie Love Sonia. ‘
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Author: Amit Singh
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