Will name and shame if ensured safety: Richa on Sexual harassment in Bollywood

KalingaTV News Network

Mumbai: Actor Richa Chaddha has once again spoken about the culture of casting couch in Bollywood. She also maintained that while it is brave of people to accept that sexual harassment happens in Bollywood, one cannot “name and shame” as there is no guarantee of getting work post that.

The 30-year-old actor has revealed that she was attacked for a blog post regarding the sexual harassment situation “even by feminists who asked why don’t you name and shame?”

“If you give me pension for life, take care of my safety, my family, ensure I’ll continue to get work in films and TV or whatever I want to do, my career will grow unabated as it is right now after I name and shame somebody, sure I will. Not just me, million others will do that. But who will do it?” PTI quoted her saying.

The actor believes film industry lacks a proper ecosystem which would provide a safety net for victims.

“Every time we take a step, there is a backlash. The ecosystem and the structure of the industry need to change,” she said.

In an earlier interview with Hindustan Times, Richa said, “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.”

Richa is currently excited for the release of her latest, “Fukrey Returns”. In the film, she plays the character of Bholi Punjaban in the sequel to 2013 hit Fukrey.



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