Child actress Richa Bhadra who played the role of child actor Chakki Parekh in Khichdi has been away from the TV screens from a long time.
Recently, the actress made some shocking revelations about dirty secrets of showbiz industry.
While, talking to TOI, Richa reveals the real reason behind saying goodbye to the television industry.
Richa Bhadra reveals she quits acting
She said, “Initially, I never faced casting couch. But after marriage, I was auditioning at a couple of places and I was asked to compromise. I came across a casting director who said, “Keep me happy and I will give you work. He wanted to meet me at a hotel when I suggested meeting at a coffee shop. That was the end to all my aspirations which I had in the industry. I didn’t want to ruin the image which I had built as a child actor.”
Richa also fought with the issues of body shaming when show makers asked her to either lose weight or do roles of a fat girl. “I have constantly been told, “Oh you are too chubby!” This is how I am, this is my body structure. Often I have been offered roles of a ‘fat girl’ as per the script’s demand. I don’t want that tag. I have been told to lose weight if I want to act. I don’t want to lose weight only to be a part of the industry.” said Richa.
Richa even said that she was born in a guarded Gujarati family and they didn’t wish to see her expose or romance on-screen.
She added, “As a child actor, I have always been protected by the Gujarati production house. I have always been very guarded by my family. So I didn’t want to cross the boundary. Hence, I avoided taking up any new projects.”
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On the personal front, Richa got married to Vivek Gupta in 21017 and currently enjoying her marital bliss.