No one asks men if they’re having dogfights or tiger fights: Richa on catfights query – Every time it is two women working together, you are like they must be having catfights on the set”.
I honestly think it is the press that is to be blamed. Publications are so sexist and misogynistic during interviews. No one asks men when they are working together if there are dogfights, tiger fights or whatever. Every time it is two women working together, you are like they must be having catfights on the set.
Right now, I am promoting Jia Aur Jia (with Kalki Koechlin) and the first question I get asked is if there were catfights on sets. Not only is this question regressive but also is deeply insulting to our intelligence and talent.
Why is it that women are asked such insignificant and stupid questions? When two women work on a film together, however credible, that is the first question we get asked. Should we not evolve with the state of our questions? Should we not elevate? It has been a long time and it is a tacky old, obnoxious question.
Richa Chadda, actress