9 Times Richa Chadha Gave Us Feminist Goals

Chadha is a believer of chasing her dreams. And in that process she speaks her mind and stands for people.

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She is fearless and picks up many a good fight. Bollywood actress Richa Chadha doesn't fail to speak her mind on citizen-issues when many others shy away. Her choice of roles too is unique. With Shakeela, Masaan, Gangs of Wasseypur, Panga films she has proved her versatility and independent choice in selecting her roles. comments on current issues.

Here are 9 times she proved to be feminist goals.

  1. Chadha believes that true feminism will arrive in Bollywood when better parts are written for women and better films are made with women and those films make money at the box office.
  2. In her interview with SheThePeople, Chadha said that women have a long way to go before people pay everyone at par. She feels that it is really stupid to pay people less based on their gender in any field. It nevertheless happens all over the world because she thinks the whole world is stupid. Read more about it here
  3. Chadha revealed that she turned down a fairness cream endorsement deal. She found it really silly that being a country of brown people, we are always talking about fairness creams. The actor feels it to be ‘the colonial hangover of the cheapest sort to go after fair skin’.
  4. Chadha does not shy away from keeping forward her point of view. She does that with full confidence. At a panel discussion on ‘Gender Based Violence in India’, she openly criticised India’s cultural mentality towards women and called it hypocritical.India is one of those few countries in the world where violence against women starts in the womb, before the girl is even born”. Read more about it here
  5. “If women don't feel safe, then how will the work be done. It shouldn't be trial by media but trial by law. If you've filed a complaint then don't back out. If someone is putting pressure on you, voice it. There are people who'll hear you”.
  6. Known for picking up different and bold roles, her series Inside Edge, which also featured Vivek Oberoi and Angad Bedi, was nominated in the Drama category of the 46th International Emmy Awards. She is also playing the role of an adult film star in her upcoming film Shakeela.
  7. The Fukrey actress was also honoured with Bharat Ratna Dr Ambedkar awards by the Government of Maharashtra for her work in films. It is often difficult for an actor to achieve such heights with no godfather, but with her talent, Richa made it possible. Read more about it here
  8. Chadha is a believer of chasing her dreams. She dreamt of becoming a producer and made it happen by producing a short film Khoon Aali Chithi. This 15-minute-long film is an innocent love story set against the backdrop of the turmoil in Punjab in the early 90s.
  9. Chadha was also approached by Italian duo Miriam Mauti and Riccardo Ghilardi to be featured in a book. It was a reflection upon actors across the world and was about their remarkable work in films. Now that is what you call being successful. Read more about it here
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