Richa Chadda in response to a viral video of a restaurant in Delhi not allowing a woman wearing a sari.
Updated on SEP 22, 2021 06:51 PM IST
Delhi restaurant Aquila has come under fire on social media for not allowing a woman to wear a sari. In the viral video, a woman asked the restaurant staff why they were not allowed inside. Smart casuals and saris alone do not fall under smart casuals. That’s all, ”she was told.
Actor Richa Chadda has also vented his anger on the restaurant and video on Twitter. “This theft- denouncing our traditional dress, underestimating our own languages is a remnant of the post-colonial wound. It also creates a fertile breeding ground for fascism, which exploits this wound. The sari is clever, not your policy! #SariNotSorry #Aquila,” she said. Wrote in a tweet.
Others on Twitter also disagreed with the restaurant policy. “Seriously. Even in independent India there is no right to such eating places. I am sure the license for restaurants / clubs that are against ethnic clothing should be revoked,” one wrote. However it is utterly foolish to deny entry to tie in a sari. Restaurant-bar management should definitely be fined for this action, ”another wrote.
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The restaurant has since been reviewed on Zomato and its overall rating is Current 2 stars. Zomato gave a message for the patrons on the restaurant page: ‘This restaurant is attracting a lot of media attention due to recent events. We review all reviews closely in accordance with our review guidelines. “
Richa last appeared with Ronit Roy in the thriller web series Candy. She also released a podcast called Virus 2062 with her boyfriend, actor Ali Fazal.
Her upcoming projects include Six Suspects with scam 1992 star Pratik Gandhi. It is based on the 2008 novel of the same name by Vikas Swarup.