Richa Chadha has come out in support of choreographer Saroj Khan
Veteran choreographer Saroj Khan hit headlines when she made a controversial statement on the existence of casting couch in the film industry. The three time National Award winner accepted its existence only to defend it. The ace choreographer, who’s worshipped by young and old alike was soon slammed on the social media for her insensitive remarks.
The senior choreographer had said, “Ek baat batau ye to chala aa raha hai baba adam ke zamane se. Har ladki ke upar koi na koi haath saaf karne ki koshish karta hai.Government karti hai. Government ke log karte hain to tum film industry ke peeche kyun pade ho? Wo to roti to bhi deti hai, rape karke chorr to nahi deti.”
Actress Richa Chadha has come out in support of Saroj Khan. Speaking to ANI, Richa said, “She said don’t single out Bollywood, when it happens everywhere. She was making a political comment saying that even netas do it, but they leave the women. So, she meant that don’t judge those women who had been the victim of casting couch if they are getting involved in this barter.” (Also Read: Bollywood celebrities and Twitterati slam Saroj Khan on insensitive casting couch remark)
Check out the tweet here:
I think people are making mountain of molehill. There's narrative that people in Bollywood are the worst&indulge in malpractices which isn't the case. She meant to say it takes place in all industries, why is Bollywood being singled out?: Richa Chadda, on Saroj Khan #CastingCouch pic.twitter.com/m2omh0n6tN
— ANI (@ANI) April 24, 2018
Richa added, “You are blowing the matter out of proportion, ek narrative hai ki Bollywood ke log gire hue, bazaaru, daaru ke nashe main choor, ek orgy kar ke ghar se nikle hain. Aisa hota nahi hai. Hum log bahut disciplined life jeete hain.”
Saroj Khan issued an apology for her insensitive remarks.