Richa lends sup­port to an NGO; to visit Kolkata for a screen­ing, too

Hindustan Times (Lucknow) - Live - - ENTERTAINMENT -

Ac­tor Richa Chadha im­pressed the au­di­ence last year with her im­pec­ca­ble per­for­mance as a com­mer­cial sex worker in the crit­i­cally-ac­claimed film Love So­nia di­rected by Tabrez Noorani. The film, also star­ring Mrunal Thakur and Freida Pinto in piv­otal roles, earned Richa two awards at in­ter­na­tional film fes­ti­vals be­sides an out­stand­ing achieve­ment award for her role at the Lon­don In­dian Film Fes­ti­val.

It high­lights the is­sue of in­ter­na­tional hu­man traf­fick­ing and in her per­sonal ca­pac­ity, Richa has al­ways shown in­ter­est in lend­ing sup­port to women and girl child-re­lated causes. And ever since she has worked on this film, she has de­cided to give her time to sev­eral char­i­ties of her choice. And now, the ac­tor will be vis­it­ing Kolkata to at­tend a spe­cial screen­ing of the film be­ing or­gan­ised by an NGO, Apne Aap, which was started by Emmy Award-win­ning doc­u­men­tary film­maker Ruchira Gupta and works for the re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion of sur­vivors of traf­fick­ing.

Richa, who has been closely as­so­ci­ated with this NGO says, “We are very happy to show and host a screen­ing of the film to women, on whose lives this film was based on. These women have been through a great deal and now have a sec­ond chance to life and that’s what Love So­nia was about too.” The ac­tor feels glad that Love So­nia got a chance to go to in­ter­na­tional film fests and made an im­pact. “And it con­tin­ues to do so. I’m happy that these women will see the film and be in a po­si­tion to un­der­stand that women like them have a great deal to achieve in life and there are peo­ple across the world who have joined to fight hu­man traf­fick­ing,” adds Richa.

PHOTO:RAAJESSH KASHYAP/ HT

Richa Chadha’s Love So­nia high­lights the is­sue of hu­man traf­fick­ing

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