Reacting to the poster controversy of her upcoming film Madam Chief Minister, actor Richa Chadha on Friday stated it was an “unintentional oversight” and it was regrettable.
The movie’s poster, which was launched on January 5, was slammed by many on social media for apparently displaying the Dalit group in a stereotypical manner as Chadha’s character is proven holding a brush in her hand.
Some customers had additionally taken umbrage over using the phrase “untouchable” within the poster.
In a press release, Chadha stated the movie has been a “studying expertise” for her.
“The primary poster that was launched confronted extreme criticism, rightly so. What to me (and my privileged eyes) was a mere prop utilized by my character in a scene, got here throughout as a stereotypical portrayal of Dalits for a lot of of our individuals,” the actor stated.
Although she had no function within the designing of the movie’s poster, Chadha stated the makers have taken the criticism of their stride.
“They realised this inadvertent error and took this criticism of their stride. They responded instantly by retracting the objectionable poster and by releasing a brand new poster the very subsequent day.
“It was a regrettable and a very unintentional oversight, not a deliberate insinuation. We’re sorry. Our coronary heart is in the fitting place. Hopefully you will notice that for your self if you watch the movie,” the actor added.
Chadha burdened that the workforce has sincere intentions behind the film and so they all have contributed to it with love.
“Tara, one feisty oddball of a girl, fights patriarchy, caste oppression, brutal violence together with the standard betrayals of politics, to rise to the highest and have an effect on change. And he or she does so with unimaginable dignity and braveness.
“I may relate to her righteous rage. She spoke to me. Because the movie nears launch, I’m changing into conscious that I’ve to say goodbye to Tara. I’m additionally conscious that she is going to by no means solely go away my facet,” the actor concluded.
Madam Chief Minister, which is alleged to be loosely based mostly on the lifetime of former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati, is written and directed by Subhash Kapoor of Jolly LLB fame.
Produced by T-Collection Movies and Kangra Talkies, the movie additionally options Manav Kaul and Saurabh Shukla.