When Richa Chadha came to Fawad Khan’s rescue

Bollywood celebrities are often posed with uncomfortable questions on public platforms. While some of them have learnt the art of escaping them smartly, there are others who prefer to give a fitting reply to such questions. Recently, at a press conference held in Melbourne, Pakistani actor Fawad Khan was asked to comment on how India had adopted westernisation in terms of kissing scenes and romance in films and how the cultures of India and Pakistan were different. But before Fawad could begin answering the question, actressRicha Chadha cut in to answer on behalf of the Pakistani actor. She said, “I would like to answer that. Sorry, I am cutting in. You know we were colonised by the British for a really long time. It’s a part of the..I am sorry if I am offending anybody here, but 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 to sort of maintain a global kind of, 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 tam brah or maybe Malayali or from the North East. I think we should avoid stereotyping in questioning or creating some kind of contradiction here because the whole intent and especially art does not really have any borders.”

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