Movies are made with the sole purpose of entertainment and expecting film-makers to make cinema in order to influence and change society is asking a little too much, feels Richa Chadha. The Cabaret actress opened up by saying she does not want to be a flag-bearer of anything and people need to expect the same from movies altogether. She said,
"I don't want to do this flag-bearing thing. Cinema should not have the responsibility of changing society. Sure, you should make good films which have some meaning and lead to something positive for someone, but one doesn't want that burden."
She further revealed that people need to look up to political leaders as the flag-bearers towards changing society and not look up to movies or movie stars. She said, "Sometimes, you just tell a story instead of looking for what lesson it imparts. We should look for messages from our political leaders whom we elect as our representatives, and not from actors."
"We shouldn't do unethical things, like we shouldn't show women in bad light, or even show a particular community in a bad light, or sing stuff like 'Hum kaale hain toh kya hua...'. Don't do those things... (But) There should not be an unnecessary burden. Like when we tell a story about a murderer or con man, we are judged for glorifying crime. But we're really just telling a story," she said.