MUMBAI: Actress Richa Chadha, who dares to voice an opinion on the internet threatened with rape and murder, mere days after her remarks to save Hinduism from supporters of Hindutva.
Soon after ‘Fukrey’ actress shared the tweet, several right-wing fanatics on Twitter condemned her, as it often happens.
Richa then took to Twitter to post the screenshots of the threats and wrote, “Hey tweeps! Don’t care about the targeted abuse because there’s a lot of unemployment in the country rn,if someone needs to work for ₹10 per tweet,I don’t judge them.But RAPE AND MURDER threats?Come on. (sic)”
Hey tweeps!Don’t care about the targeted abuse because there’s a lot of unemployment in the country rn,if someone needs to work for ₹10 per tweet,I don’t judge them.But RAPE AND MURDER threats?Come on @TwitterIndia @Twitter pic.twitter.com/1AS8wlUPWg
— TheRichaChadha (@RichaChadha) May 9, 2018
The 31-year-old had received death threats because she was dating actor Ali Fazal. The ‘Fukrey’ co-stars has been dating since the past few years, and their love affair become official when the two attended the premiere of Ali’s Hollywood flick, Victoria & Abdul (2017) together.
she blocks me because there is a boon of dating a Muslim guy. you get to date bf’s dad, cousins, grandfather, father, uncle, friends, also Muslim strangers so much fun to be a zero class woman. pic.twitter.com/ffjTT0jHJy
— Roma (@yinwoman) May 11, 2018
Responding to one Twitter user, who claimed to have married a Muslim man, Richa wrote, “Thank you for your support in favour of peace and love. Yeah basically that.”
Thank you for your support in favour of peace and love. Yeah basically that. 💓 https://t.co/jdh5oZBjyk
— TheRichaChadha (@RichaChadha) May 10, 2018
When Richa attempted to report the death and rape threat issued by the Twitter users, the social networking service responded saying, “No violation within context”.
While Twitter is yet to take action (if at all), the actress has been receiving support from other fraternity members. Actor Swara Bhaskar and film-maker Pooja Bhatt have extended their support for Chadha.
You must report this. Twitter needs to take responsibility for this. They cannot provide a platform to people who openly threaten to rape and maim women.
— Pooja Bhatt (@PoojaB1972) May 9, 2018
The kind of abuse and slander @RichaChadha is facing on #Twitter amounts to harassment quite clearly.. @TwitterIndia @Twitter u wanna take some action and block these accounts that clearly violate ur community standards! Shame on this filth and u stay strong Richa! ❤️ pic.twitter.com/DfTckAE4U2
— Swara Bhasker (@ReallySwara) May 9, 2018
Filmmaker-actor Farhan Akhtar has taken a jibe at the management at Twitter and said rape and death threats should not be allowed or go unpunished on the micro-blogging site. “Top management at Twitter must re-group and decide what they would like their service to be remembered for.
“If it is for good, then they need to get smarter in its regulation. Rape and death threats cannot be allowed or go unpunished. Twitter,” said Farhan late on Thursday.
Top management at Twitter must regroup and decide what they’d like their service to be remembered for.
If it’s for good, then they need to get smarter in its regulation. Rape and death threats cannot be allowed or go unpunished. @twitter @TwitterIndia
— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) May 10, 2018
On the professional front, Richa, who was last seen in Fukrey Returns, will be next seen in Sudhir Mishra’s DaasDev and Farhan Akhtar’s 3 Storeys, both of which are releasing in the next coming months. The actress’ Fukrey Returns enjoyed the 100 crore club, becoming a major franchise in the genre of comedy in Bollywood.