The actress, who launched her new parody series during the lockdown, stars as a quirky reporter sharing strange news related to the world impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
Wanted to create something that would make people smile, says Richa Chadha of her online character Quarantina
Mumbai - 06 Apr 2020 16:56 IST
Richa Chadha is giving her fans a reason to laugh, thanks to a new parody series on Instagram, in which she features as a quirky reporter, Quarantina of WTF News. The actress's online character highlights strange news from the world impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
The actress stated, “In the first week of the lockdown, I myself was getting depressed looking at the death toll of this lethal virus, and those that are suffering because of the lockdown. It was giving me anxiety. So I decided to do something about it."
"While my donations for the underprivileged are ongoing, I wanted to create something that would make people smile," she continued. "Worrying about what’s in the store could push us into a dark space. I am not making fun of the disease and its impact, simply trying to highlight that even in these conditions, sometimes there’s bizarre news that can make you chuckle despite yourself. For reality and truth, there’s the news, but I wanted to make satire which would lift our collective spirits in these times."
Chadha first debuted the character on 27 March, as part of the apocalyptic broadcast news series, where she discussed fake news about sexual orgies in Belgium.
Bringing you the very latest absurd updates from the End Times. . . . . . Thank you @sapnapabbi_sappers @amyradastur93 @mallikadua @battatawada for sharing the weirdest pieces of news in these gloomy times. QUARANTINA is so grateful, she’ll do more. . . . #covid19 #QUARANTINA #wtfnewsoftheday #richachadha #actorslife #firstIGTVSeries Ref taken from a satirical news website: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/times-fact-check/news/fake-alert-belgium-bans-non-essential-sexual-activities-to-combat-covid-19-no/articleshow/74803995.cms
She later moved on to discuss Tik Tok personality Larz, who licked a public toilet seat as part of an online challenge. The social media influencer has now tested positive for coronavirus.
. . 1) Depression and anxiety lower immunity. 2) Laughter is the best medicine. 3) Toilet चाटने की चीज़ नहीं होती जनहित में जारी . . Can’t get myself to watch the news, so am doing my best to cheer everyone else up ! Watch and share guys. If you have crazy news, you’d like to see featured, be sure to share it with me in the comments. I’ll try and talk to Quarantina. Also, get well soon Larz!!! Don’t be an idiot ever again. . . . #Covid19 #StayHome #staysafe #washyourhands #buildimmunity #actorslife #RichaChadha Ref: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8165015/Tik-Tok-star-21-licked-airplane-toilet-seat-says-did-wanted-publicity.html
Recently, Chadha introduced an angry reporter, Tina Singh from north India, who goes off on a rant against those in quarantine abusing police officers for doing their job. The actress who has made her mark in comedies like Fukrey (2013) and Fukrey Returns (2017), participated in the Amazon Prime reality series, One Mic Stand, where she wrote and performed a stand-up comedy set for a live audience.
बावला हो गया है के ? . . . With टीना सिंह . . . . Because laughter is the best medicine! . . . #Covid19 #StayHome #staysafe #washyourhands #buildimmunity #actorslife #RichaChadha Ref: https://www.freepressjournal.in/india/hell-hath-no-fury-like-a-quarantined-missus-two-men-in-serious-trouble-after-lying-to-their-wives-about-trip-to-bangkok