Richa Chadha Appointed As Advisory Member For WIFT

Imran Asif Fazal |Mar 13, 2020

Richa Chadha plans to promote gender neutral environment in the Indian film industry.

Richa Chadha is considered as one of the strong woman in the Indian film industry. Her opinions are taken as a serious stand on social issues prevailing in the society. Recently, she was appointed as a member for the advisory board in the Women in Film and Television Association India. It is associated with the Global WIFT organization which has over 50 such chapters all over the world. Since past couple of years, Indian film industry has been very vocal in raising issues on gender equality and crime against women.

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Richa Chadha has been very vocal in raising issues related to women rights.

Richa Chadha grew in the film industry with her exceptional artistic talent and acting skills. She has been the voice of support for new comers who are trying to enter the Indian film industry. She broke all taboo to enter OTT platforms and set a trend for actors to trya new medium which was often considered as demotion by the film industry. Her several works on women empowerment has been recognized by the critics all over India and abroad.

Previously, Sonam Kapoor and Deepa Mehta were appointed as the members of WIFT. Now Richa Chadha's appointment, she aims to provide support to women in the film and TV industry and provide them with a comfortable environment to work. Several allegations were made against actors and directors during MeToo movement after which several changes were made to protect rights of women in the industry.

Talking about her appointment, Richa Chadha said that she entered into the film industry without any support from a Godfather and it was not easy for her. Now the industry has become an organized workspace and much safer than before. But she believes that there is much more to be done. She pointed out that several people have an impression that show business is not a good place for women. But now movie sets are filled with women and it is important to create a gender neutral environment.

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