‘We want 4G, 5G but not rights for women’

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Front Page - Yashika Mathur yashika.mathur@htlive.com

Ac­tor Richa Chadha (right) prefers to be tight-lipped about her per­sonal life and she holds so­ci­ety re­spon­si­ble for this. When asked about her love life, she says, “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 about her per­sonal life. “I am sure that if I were some­where else, I would prob­a­bly be more open. So to lead a peace­ful life, I would rather not say any­thing,” she adds.

She feels un­com­fort­able with this preva­lent in­equal­ity in to­day’s so­ci­ety. “As a na­tion, we want 4G and 5G, but we don’t want women to have the same rights as men,” she says.

The ac­tor, who is cur­rently a part of a web se­ries, has gar­nered ap­plause for her work at in­ter­na­tional film fes­ti­vals. How­ever, she agrees that small films never get at­ten­tion back home. “Th­ese films only have only a few shows in cin­e­mas, and don’t have many slots. In many small cities, there are no screens at all, be­cause the sin­gle-screens are shut down,” she adds.

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