SAT EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: ‘Madam Chief Minister’ Richa Chadha “naive & ruthless”


South Asia Times (SAT) Editor NEERAJ NANDA emailed a few questions to RICHA CHADHA on the eve of the release of her movie MADAM CHIEF MINISTER in Australia. Reports speculate this movie is based on the life and times of BSP leader Mayawati. Below are the questions in TEXT and the answers in AUDIO received via email from Richa in Mumbai, India. The movie is releasing today (22 January 2021). Session times can be accessed at

By Neeraj Nanda


Q1- Whenever there is a women-centric movie, why does it become controversial?
Q-2 – Madam Chief Minister’s story-line seems close to the recent past laced with patriarchy + politics + caste. What did you learn while shooting?
Q-3 – Explain your character as a woman politician?
Q-4- What message does ‘Madan Chief Minister’ give?
Q-5 Any interesting highlights while making the movie?


This interview arranged and supported by Mind Blowing Films (MBF), Melbourne.

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