Veteran actress Shabana Azmi who has recently been tagged as ‘anti-national’ over her comment on Government flaws has finally broken her silence on the issue.
Shabana has questioned the uproar over her remark which she has made while addressing a gathering in Indore on 6th July where she was honoured with an award for her work for women empowerment.
“So much uproar over my one remark?” she wrote on Twitter. “Didn’t realise I was so important in the eyes of the right wing. Muslim fundos fun also passed fatwa against me for shaving my head for Deepa Mehta film ‘Water’ to which Javed Akhtar response on record was shut up. All fundos are mirror images of each other.”

She continued, “I’d like to remind people that my father Kaifi Azmi returned his Padma Shri when Congress was at the centre in protest against a UP minister who had said that those asking for Urdu to get second language status should be paraded on a donkey with their faces blackened.”

B-Town’s new age actress Swara Bhaskar has come ahead in support of Shabana Azmi twitting ‘shameful’ of some people to target an artiste of Azmi’s calibre with fake allegations. “It is shameful how an artist of the profile and calibre of Shabana Azmi ma’am is being relentlessly targeted with fake allegations by people who have not contributed 1/100th of what she has to modern Indian popular culture and discourse. More power to you ma’am”.

Swara Bhaskar, who is from Bollywood film industry came ahead in a support of Shabana Azmi twitting “shameful” of some people to target an artiste of Azmi’s calibre with fake allegations. “It is shameful how an artist of the profile and calibre of Shabana Azmi ma’am is being relentlessly targeted with fake allegations by people who have not contributed 1/100th of what she has to modern Indian popular culture and discourse. More power to you ma’am,”

On Saturday, Shabana Azmi, tonting a political party or ideology said, people should not be afraid to speak their mind in the interest of the country. “If we do not point out the flaws, how would the conditions improve?” she had asked. “But the atmosphere now is such that if you criticise, especially the government, you are immediately branded as anti-national. We should not be afraid of this. Nobody needs their certificate,” she said.

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