Fukrey Returns star Richa Chadda fuels casting couch debate in B-Town

Fukrey Returns star Richa Chadda fuels casting couch debate in B-Town

Mumbai: Richa Chadda, who must be overwhelmed with the response her film 'Fukrey Returns' has received, has delivered a stunning statement over casting couch in Bollywood.

Richa, who has played the role of 'Bholi Punjaban' in Fukrey Returns, has joined the debate sparked by the Harvey Weinstein sex scandal in Hollywood.

In her known 'bindaas' attitude, Richa Chadda in a recent interview, said, "When I came to Bollywood, I was asked to send messages to an actor. I was suggested to go on a date with him. When I said he is married then I was asked to strike a friendship with any cricketer. I used to get such advises. Today, I have very few friends in the film industry."

Her another statement recently has also fueled the speculations that many big names in the entertainment industry has been indulged in the casting couch. She in another interview had said that if Bollywood opens up on sexual harassment, we will lose a lot of heroes.

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"I don’t see that happening immediately given the culture of naming and shaming in our country. But when it happens, as it is happening in Hollywood right now, the entire power structure will change. People, who you see making feminist films and claiming to be progressive etc, they will all come tumbling down," Richa Chadda was quoted as saying in the interview.

She continued saying, "We will lose a lot of heroes and several people will lose their lives' work, their legacies. I think that’s what people will attack. They can’t attack them monetarily so they will go after the legacies. And it will happen, I would think in the next four-five years."

Enjoy the trailer of 'Fukrey Returns' here: