Richa Chadha: Cinema should not have the responsibility of changing society
Off screen, she is a vociferous campaigner against sexual abuse and gender discrimination. But when on screen, acclaimed performer Richa Chadha doesn’t want the “burden” of imparting social messages, a responsibility she says belongs to political leaders.
“I don’t want to do this flag-bearing thing. Cinema should not have the responsibility of changing society. Sure, you should make good films which have some meaning and lead to something positive for someone, but one doesn’t want that burden,” Richa told IANS during a tete-a-tete during a visit last week.
“Sometimes, you just tell a story instead of looking for what lesson it imparts. We should look for messages from our political leaders whom we elect as our representatives, and not from actors,” added the 30-year-old.