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Media, social media criticise female stars more, says Richa

Media, social media criticise female stars more, says Richa
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Actress Richa Chadha, who is known to be vocal with her opinions, says she has observed how, at times, mainstream and social media tend to scrutinise female stars more than male stars.

Actress Richa Chadha, who is known to be vocal with her opinions, says she has observed how, at times, mainstream and social media tend to scrutinise female stars more than male stars.

Although she was criticised by a section of the media in her initial days, she holds all her critics in high regard.

Richa told IANS: "Mainstream media as well as social media tends to be unfair towards female stars, and female stars get trolled and criticised more than their male counterparts.

I can say this from my observation of the way media constantly questions Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Swara Bhaskar, Sonam Kapoor and other female stars for their choices - whether it is fashion, political opinion or lifestyle. Do they question the male stars enough as well?"

Citing examples of films that have released this year and earned commercial success, the "Fukrey" fame actress mentioned: "How many times has the media questioned male actors on films that are jingoistic and encourage warmongering?

During the press conference of my film "Section 375", I was asked about my opinion on the flood-affected areas.

Do they ask these questions to the real people who actually can bring change - I mean the authorities and politicians?"

On negative media coverage, Richa said: "I am very cordial with my critics because how they write about me is their prerogative.

In my initial days, I have had press call me ugly. They called me names for my appearance in a film where I was not required to look glamorous.

An article was written on me, titled '10 things that one hates about Richa Chadha' by a publication.

If a journalist tries to belittle me, I would rather grow a thick skin, instead of aking the negativity to my heart."

Richa is gearing up for 'Panga' next year, and her game-plan is very much in place.

"I will be continuing experimenting with my work and I will be in a good space in the coming future, also because this is what the wisdom and experiment teach you.

These days actors get encouraged to do experimental work but I have been doing it since my early days," said the actress who portrayed a grandmother in the film 'Gangs Of Wasseypur' when she was just 24 years old.

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