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25 Apr 2018

Richa Chadha says Saroj Khan's casting couch remark is misrepresented

Casting couch row: Richa Chadha defends Saroj Khan

Saroj Khan has been on the receiving end ever since she justified the existence of casting couch in the film industry with a bizarre reasoning.

Although she apologized for her remarks later, people were in no mood to forgive.

Now, Richa Chadha has come out in support of the veteran choreographer saying that she was misrepresented.

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Casting couch row: Richa Chadha defends Saroj Khan
"People are making a mountain of a molehill"

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"People are making a mountain of a molehill"

Richa was of the viewpoint that the matter has been overly exaggerated.

She said, "I think people are making a mountain of a molehill. There's this narrative that people in Bollywood are the worst and indulge in malpractices which isn't the case."

She further added, "Saroj ji meant to say that it takes place in all industries, why is Bollywood being singled out?"

Richa then defended her stand on Twitter

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She continued the explanation

Background

Khan was slammed left, right and center for her remark

Speaking at a press conference, Khan said, "This is going on from 'baba Adam's times'. Someone or the other always try to take an advantage of a girl. The government does it too, then why are we only behind the film industry?"

"It provides livelihood at least. Doesn't rape and leave you. It's up to the girl, what she wants to do," she added.

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