Actor Richa Chadda’s new film Madam Chief Minister‘s poster, now taken down, has sparked a controversy as it was accused of stereotyping Dalit community. The poster Richa Chadda’s character holding a broom with the word untouchable written on it. Reports said Chadda has received violent threats over the controvesial poster. In a tweet shared with a clipping of a news article on a politician threatening to cut of the actress’ tongue, Chadda wrote in hindi that she is not scared.
Meanwhile, actress Swara Bhasker extended her support to the 34-year-old actress Chadda on Twitter and wrote this is absolutely shameful and to be condemned in no uncertain terms. She said people can have ideological issues and problems with a film but this is criminal intimidation and incitement to violence. Ambedkarites, Dalit feminists and just sane people- stand up and call this out, she added.
The first controversial poster of Madam Chief Minister was taken down after it caused a furore. Richa Chadda in her instagram post said that it was a regrettable and completely unintentional oversight, not a deliberate insinuation. She concluded her post by saying sorry and said their heart is pure.
Madam Chief Minister has been helmed by Subhash Kapoor, who is best known for making Jolly LLB. Check out the trailer of Madam Chief Minister her.