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Richa Chadha: I don’t talk about my personal life because I want to live peacefully

Actor Richa Chadha says that the prevalent inequality in today’s society makes her uncomfortable.

bollywood Updated: Jul 27, 2017 16:14 IST
Yashika Mathur
Yashika Mathur
Hindustan Times
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Actor Richa Chadda talks why she doesn’t wish to talk about her personal life.

Richa Chadha prefers to be tight-lipped about anything related to her love life, and she holds the society responsible for her stance. Asked about her relationship status, she said, “The way it goes, even if I was (seeing someone) I wouldn’t be able to tell you.”

The Masaan actor feels that people in India are too judgmental about everything, especially with regard to women. This prevents her from disclosing more details on her personal life.

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“I am sure that if I were somewhere else [other than India], I would probably be a lot more open. So, for the practical purpose of leading my life peacefully, I don’t say anything about my personal life because it is a waste of time,” says Richa.

The actor says that this prevalent inequality in today’s society, makes her uncomfortable. “As a nation, we want 4G and 5G, but we don’t want women to have the same rights as men and we don’t want all communities and castes to have same rights as others,” says Richa.

The actor, who is currently seen in a web series, has garnered applause for her work at international film festivals. However, back home, she agrees that small films never get enough attention. “We have a lot of systematic problems which kill small films. Like films don’t get the number of shows they should. They already have very limited number of slots. So, if you are playing Masaan once at 9pm in the night and another show at 11am, they will not pull the crowds in normal days because people are working. In small cities, the problem is that there are no screens at all, because single screen were shut down,” she says.

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First Published: Jul 27, 2017 16:14 IST