Richa Chadha angered some social media users after she backed Fawad Khan at a recent event in Melbourne saying that India and Pakistan have a lot in common.
She also added that as a north Indian she has lot more in common with Fawad as compared to people from south India or the North East.
Richa was called “a bimbette” on social media while many questioned her for backing “Pakistani Fawad.” Since then Richa has been busy replying to trolls and trying to convince people what she exactly meant.
She wrote as answer for one comment: “Thanks for missing the point. I love Tamilians so much that I can read and write the language. But troll on.” She blocked another user for saying “she showed south Indians their place”.
It all began at the Indian Film Festival in Melbourne where Fawad Khan was asked to express his views on how there is a cultural contradiction between India and Pakistan and how Bollywood has adopted westernisation while showcasing romance or kissing scenes.
Before Fawad could answer the question, Richa interfered. She said, “You know we were colonised by the British for a really long time. It’s a part of the… I am sorry if I am offending anybody here, but if you look at worldwide history, every time the British left an empire they divided it. Whether it was North Korea or South Korea then there was Germany. It is a part of the strategy to keep political unrest… I am sorry but your question to me doesn’t make sense because I 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 a Malayali or from the North East. I think we should avoid stereotyping in questions or creating some kind of contradiction here because the whole intent and especially art does really have any borders.” – CINEWS