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Shabana Azmi lashes out at trolls; questions being called ‘anti-national’ and furore created on her remark

Shabana Azmi recently found herself at the receiving end after one of her statements at an event in Indore created a furore on social media. Responding to the trolls and tags of being ‘anti-national’ Shabana Azmi took to Twitter saying, “So much uproar over my 1 remark?Didnt realise I was so important in d eyes of d right wing ????Muslim fundos also passed fatwa against me 4shaving my head for  @IamDeepaMehta film ‘Water’2which @Javedakhtarjadu response on record was SHUT UP.All fundos r mirror images of each other”.

Shabana Azmi lashes out at tolls; questions being called ‘anti-national’ and furore created on her remark

If that wasn’t all the veteran actress also pointed out that her father Kaifi Azmi returned his Padma Shri in protests. Talking about this Azmi wrote, “I’d like to remind ppl that my father @AzmiKaifi RETURNED his Padmashri when Congress was at the Centre in protest against a UP minister who had said that those asking  for Urdu to get 2nd language status shud b paraded on a donkey with their faces blackened.”


Supporting Shabana Azmi, was none other than Swara Bhasker who commended the veteran actress for her stand while at the same time detesting the trolls. Sharing her views Bhasker posted, “It is shameful how an artist of the profile & calibre of @AzmiShabana 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! ♥️♥️♥️”.


For the uninitiated, Shabana Azmi came under fire when at an event in Indore when without taking names she stated people should not be afraid to speak their mind in the interest of the country. Continuing she added that the atmosphere now is such that if you criticise, especially the government, you are immediately branded as anti-national.

Also Read: Pulwama Attack: Kangana Ranaut calls Shabana Azmi anti-national; Shabana Azmi responds back

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