Actress Richa Chadda, who has been known for speaking her mind on matters of public importance, this time around shared her thoughts on the Supreme Court’s most recent ruling on making it compulsory to play the national anthem in cinemas. While many from the industry have applauded the apex court’s move, the multi-talented actress had made a significant point. According to her, it is more important to understand the meaning of the national anthem, before anything else.
Chadda, who has been a part of a number of critically acclaimed films, said, “I think the Supreme Court should also pass a ruling that makes it compulsory for people to learn the meaning of the National Anthem. It is an anthem praising the beauty and people of India, all regions and people included. It doesn’t point any threat from an enemy, doesn’t say we will defend the country till we die, or that we must have a war. It’s a positive anthem that lets people be. That should be the aim — to live and let live.”
The Gangs of Wasseypur went on to add that, “Yes. Standing up is a physical action, it won’t change how people feel. If we must, let’s investigate why people don’t feel like standing for the National Anthem. But first, let’s understand the meaning of the anthem we are standing up for.”
The Supreme Court gave the ruling after acting on a petition which asked to list down all things that amounted to abuse against the national anthem.
The SC in their ruling said that everyone in a cinema should stand when the national anthem is played as that will instill honour and respect, along with a sense of committed patriotism and nationalism amongst the citizens of this country.