Richa Chadha reacted to Preity Zinta’s statements on Inside Edge and its makers… – Inside Edge actress Richa Chadha hopes to catch up with Preity Zinta at IIFA 2017 – read Exclusive details
When the first trailers of Richa Chadha‘s new web series, Farhan Akhtar’s Inside Edge, hit the internet there was strong buzz that the character portrayed by her is similar to Bollywood actress and entrepreneur, Preity Zinta. When we caught up Preity Zinta to discuss about her new venture, a women’s safety platform called Kavach, we also went on to discuss about this web series and portrayal of a woman’s character in it played by Richa Chadha, which is said to be based on her. She was visibly very upset with it and the various media reports surrounding it. And had quite a few things to say to the makers of the show.
So today, when we caught up with Richa Chadha, the actress of the web series, we asked her about her character and the reports of its similarity to Preity Zinta. To which she said, “There is nothing like that, my character in Inside Edge is fictional. It has nothing to do with Preity Zinta’s life. In fact, she is my favourite.”
To which she was then asked to react on Preity Zinta’s statements about the show and its makers. She said, “See I haven’t read or watched any such interview of hers. So really can’t comment before reading about it.”
After the interview was concluded, we showed her the transcript of our interview. Even though there was a visible change of expressions on her face, after reading it, she maintained her poise and said, “I respect Preity a lot, it’s been ages I met her. I am leaving for IIFA tonight, hopefully will catch up with her there.
In case you missed it, Preity Zinta had lashed out at series makers, saying, “They’ll make a show on TV and say, ‘Oh, it’s based on cricket.’ They’ll show the woman as the whore! Right! They’ll always show woman as the whore, they’ll never have the balls to show something else. But it’s the most accepted, ‘beat the woman,’ ‘live off her,’ ‘Isko woh victim bana do.’ That’s the psychology of men.” She further had added, “A woman in power in India is a bitch or a whore or a…There is no other thing on a TV or celluloid. You find me some inspirational characters…they are all made by men. I also believe that what is inside you is your creativity and that’s what comes on screen. You look at Raju Hirani, he is a good clean pure man, he makes good clean pure movies. Yash Chopra, he was like the most amazing person, he made love stories, he made socially relevant films. Then you see these other perverts, their stuff is also perverted….” Check out the link below to read the full interview:
Preity Zinta HITS back at Farhan Akhtar and Inside Edge team: They’ll always show woman as the whore, they’ll never have the balls to show something else
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