Actor Richa Chadha has been vocal about everything since the very beginning. Now in an interview, the actress has revealed how even she had to navigate through powerful men to reach where she is now.
She spoke about how a man propositioned her even when her uncle was in the same room. Recalling the incident when she did not understand what was happening at first, Richa said, “A couple of times I didn’t get it. Like I said, I was really young and stupid. Once a man came to me and said ‘we should have dinner’. I said ‘but sir I already ate’. It was like around 10.30-11.00 and we met at a gathering and I have an uncle, he works in advertising. He was in the room.”
Further going into the details about the incident she added in the same interview to Pinkvilla, “So he was like ‘we should have dinner’. I said ‘sir maine toh kha lia. I had paneer, I had dal, I had dahi, roti.’ He said ‘no no no we should have dinner’. I said ‘sir I ate papad, I ate achaar’. I told him everything I ate. He said ‘no! we should have dinner (suggestively, stroking her arms)’. I was like ‘uhhh…oh! Uncle!.”
Richa also spoke about how being an outsider is difficult and the same things repeated themselves even when she made a mark at the movies. “If you are an established actor, and the person opposite you who is making advances is also an important person who has power in the industry, given the outcome of MeToo and what’s happening today, I would just say, this is stuff we have to navigate on daily basis… we shouldn’t have to,” She said.
Richa who has many critically acclaimed films like Masaan, Gangs Of Wasseypur and Fukrey to her credit proudly announces that she has achieved it on her own. At the same time, the actor says that she does not resent the kids with connections in the industry.
Richa was recently seen in Section 375 opposite Akshaye Khanna and was applauded for her performance in the film.