From talking about sexism to talking about mental health and eating disorders in the film industry, Actor Richa Chadha has never shied away from speaking her mind. Sometimes, however, this does get her into trouble. Recently, at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne, Chadha and Pakistani actor Fawad Khan were asked a question about the cultural differences between India and Pakistan.
And while the question was directed towards Fawad Khan, Richa Chadha decided to answer it. She said that India and Pakistan were both British colonies and that the British had a knack for causing divide. She added further that the question doesn't make sense to her because according to her, she "will have far more in common with Fawad because I am from the North of India than I will have with somebody who is a Tambrahm or maybe Malayali or from the North East".
And while it is clear from her answer that she intended to offend neither people hailing from the south nor ones from the north-east, some people did take it upon themselves to get offended.
Richa Chadha was subsequently trolled on Twitter.
So, a bollywood bimbette @RichaChadha_ says she has more in common with a Muslim Pakistani than a Tam Brahm. hahaha— Rahul (@gigglemug) August 22, 2016
@RichaChadha_ shame on you for dissing Indians for that pakirat fawad . Curse of Indians be upon you👎🏻— ushas (@ushas1984) August 22, 2016
August 22, 2016
No self respecting South Indian or any other Indian should watch this filth making industry Brothelwood https://t.co/LqZBb8mQPD— Vrikodara (@AgentSaffron) August 22, 2016
Chadha of course is not one to bear the attacks quietly. In her typical mild mannered gracefulness, Richa Chadha called out several of these trolls and slayed their arguments like a boss!
In fact, she being pretty sorted in the head even called out a bigot who was weirdly supportive of her stance.
Never change Richa Chadha. Never change.