Actress Richa Chadha seems very upset over the murder of Pakistani Internet star and model Qandeel Baloch by her brother over a question of honour. Richa thinks this type of honour killing in common in India as well and this sparked a Twitter spat with another person.
Richa had tweeted: “As foetuses girls die at the hands of fathers, for honour they die at the hands of brothers,as wives they die for dowry #QandeelBaloch”
Richa: “Basically, women in the subcontinent must know that their families love them much less than they love their ‘honour’.Our lives are not ours.”
A reply soon came on Twitter AG: “-don’t compare INDIA to Pak, 99.9% in India do not support honour killing. In Pak 50% do as per so many tweets by Pak Citizens.”
Richa shot back: “- whats the source of these numbers?The subcontinent faces the problem of ‘Honour killings’. Happens here as well. We must stop it.”
Twitter user AG: ” –_ I understand, you want your next movie to sell in Pak so can’t call a spade a spade, but don’t compare them either.”
Richa: ” – I didn’t compare,u did :)Ppl are ppl,they don’t deserve murder. Honour killings are a problem of subcontinent n we can’t deny it.”
Twitter user AG: “_ calling it a subcontinent is comparing, why can’t you say killing in Pak must stop? Can’t risk revenue? Movie Ban in Pak?
Richa signs off with: -“speaking of films, watched Sairaat?NH10? I don’t think they were set in Pakistan.Why can’t you say India has a problem too?Why?bye.”
(Richa began her career as a model and then she moved to theater. She has performed plays touring in India and Pakistan. She acted in the movie Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! as the character of Dolly and was also cast by Anurag Kashyap for his movies Gangs of Wasseypur – Part 1 and Gangs of Wasseypur.)- CINEWS