BH CORRESPONDENT, Mumbai: Fukrey actor Richa Chadha is among the concerned and aware citizens of the country. She had previously saved a diabetic senior citizen who was stuck in a Gurgaon hotel by reaching out for help through social media.
Now, the plight of 3,000 migrants in Mumbai’s Bandra, who were lathi charged by police for congregating and demanding to be sent back home, has brought out her concerned side to the fore.
“Now, these poor migrant labourers gathered in Bandra and Surat, and people are criticising them that they could have led to community transmission. But the thing is these are people who are helpless and do not have other means to get home and to pay rent. This is the time to come together and help. I really hope people get sense from this (pandemic) and make behavioural changes,” said Richa, according to IANS.
She also pointed out the extremes of behaviour in people that the lockdown is bringing out. “This epidemic is bringing out the worst in people and bringing out the best in people. You have people who are going out of their way to provide for animals and human beings, and then there are some people who are using this as an opportunity to treat the poor badly,” she said.