So, a bollywood bimbette @RichaChadha_ says she has more in common with a Muslim Pakistani than a Tam Brahm. hahaha? Rahul (@gigglemug) August 22, 2016
There's more where that came from.
Richa, 29, responded to some of the comments.
Thanks for missing the point I love Tamil so much that I can read and write the language. But troll on!https://t.co/lbkanCdrYO? RichaChadha (@RichaChadha_) August 22, 2016
Thanks. Bimbette is a first for me. Thank you so much https://t.co/HCL5g69AYJ? RichaChadha (@RichaChadha_) August 22, 2016
This to a troll who appeared to thank her for 'showing South Indians their place':
Sorry. I'll have to block you for saying that. That's NOT COOL https://t.co/jCmcJblo70? RichaChadha (@RichaChadha_) August 22, 2016
@Midnight_Ranter I don't think Madrasi is a bad word. I'd be proud of it. I hope there's no more divisions...? RichaChadha (@RichaChadha_) August 23, 2016
Divide and rule was a well thought out and implemented policy. That's what I was trying to say. Thanks anyway https://t.co/gJC6u0Zson? RichaChadha (@RichaChadha_) August 22, 2016
Here's what Richa said when Fawad was asked how Pakistan's culture is different from India's: "You know we were colonised by the British for a really long time. I am sorry if I am offending anybody here, but if you look at worldwide history, every time the British left an empire, they divided it. Whether it was North Korea or South Korea, then there was Germany. It is a part of the strategy to keep political unrest to sort of maintain a global kind of, I am sorry but your question to me doesn't make sense because I will have far more in common with Fawad because I am from the North of India than I will have with somebody who is a Tam Brahm or maybe Malayali or from the North East. I think we should avoid stereotyping in questioning or creating some kind of contradiction here because the whole intent and especially art does not really have any borders."
She received a round of applause from everyone present.
Richa Chadha, last seen in Sarbjit, is currently making Pooja Bhatt's film Cabaret.
Watch footage from the press conference in Melbourne: