Ahead of its release, Madam Chief Minister courted controversy. The film’s poster, which was unveiled on January 5, was slammed by many on social media for apparently showing the Dalit community in a stereotypical way as Richa Chadha’s character was seen holding a broom in her hand.
Reacting on the same, Chadha released a statement that read, “They (the makers) realised this inadvertent error and took this criticism in their stride. They responded immediately by retracting the objectionable poster and by releasing a new poster the very next day. It was a regrettable and a completely unintentional oversight, not a deliberate insinuation. We are sorry. Our heart is in the right place. Hopefully you will see that for yourself when you watch the film.”