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Casual Casteism: Twitter Criticises ‘Madam Chief Minister’ Poster

'Madam Chief Minister' stars Richa Chadha in the lead.

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Casual Casteism: Twitter Criticizes 'Madam Chief Minister' Poster
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Richa Chadha just announced her new film, Madam Chief Minister. Sharing the first look on Twitter, she wrote, "Glad to present to you all, my new movie #MadamChiefMinister, a political drama about an 'untouchable' who hustles and makes it big in life! Out in cinemas on 22nd January! Stay tuned!"

Take a look:

The poster has been criticised for multiple reasons on social media. Many have expressed outrage over a 'Savarna', 'upper-class' woman playing the role of an 'untouchable.' Others have added that the broom, which is a known symbol of Dalit oppression, is being used as a prop and contributing to further stereotyping. Some netizens also feel that the use of the word 'untouchables' in the given context is inappropriate.

Casual Casteism: Twitter Criticises ‘Madam Chief Minister’ Poster
Photo: Twitter
Casual Casteism: Twitter Criticises ‘Madam Chief Minister’ Poster
Photo: Twitter
Casual Casteism: Twitter Criticises ‘Madam Chief Minister’ Poster
Photo: Twitter
Casual Casteism: Twitter Criticises ‘Madam Chief Minister’ Poster
Photo: Twitter
Casual Casteism: Twitter Criticises ‘Madam Chief Minister’ Poster
Photo: Twitter
Casual Casteism: Twitter Criticises ‘Madam Chief Minister’ Poster
Photo: Twitter
Casual Casteism: Twitter Criticises ‘Madam Chief Minister’ Poster
Photo: Twitter
Casual Casteism: Twitter Criticises ‘Madam Chief Minister’ Poster
Photo: Twitter
Casual Casteism: Twitter Criticises ‘Madam Chief Minister’ Poster
Photo: Twitter
Casual Casteism: Twitter Criticises ‘Madam Chief Minister’ Poster
Photo: Twitter

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