Richa Chadha Said She Relates With Pakistani Culture, Got Trolled, And Shut It Down Brilliantly
"I will have far more in common with Fawad because I am from the North of India than I will have with somebody who is a Tambrahm," Richa Chadha said, drawing Twitter's ire and then brushing it off using her history degree.
Richa Chadha and Fawad Khan were at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne recently when Khan was asked a question about the cultural differences between India and Pakistan.
The journalist asked Khan about the cultures of the two countries being contradictory and the way Bollywood has westernised, for instance in terms of representation of romance like "onscreen kissing", Pakistan hasn't because it's a "lot different from India."
Chadha took the question and respectfully disagreed with the journalist to make a valid point. She said:
"I would like to answer that. You know we were colonised by the British for a really long time. If you look at worldwide history, every time the British left an empire, they divided it. Whether it was North Korea or South Korea, then there was Germany. It is a part of the strategy to keep political unrest... I am sorry but your question, to me, doesn’t make sense because I will have far more in common with Fawad because I am from the North of India than I will have with somebody who is a Tambrahm or maybe Malayali or from the North East. I think we should avoid stereotyping in questions or creating some kind of contradiction here because the whole intent and especially art does really have any borders.”