Payal Rohatgi slammed Shabana Azmi over her anti-national remarks

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Renowned actress Shabana Azmi has been hitting the headlines these days. In a recent rally in Indore on July 6, Shabana said that if anyone criticises the government they are dubbed as anti-national.

Payal Rohatgi slammed Shabana Azmi

“In the interest of our country, it is necessary that we also point out its shortcomings. If we do not point out the flaws, how would the conditions improve?” she asked.

Payal Rohatgi slammed Shabana Azmi

“But the atmosphere now is such that if you criticize,especially the government, you are immediately branded as anti-national. We should not be afraid of this. Nobody needs their certificate,” Azmi said, without naming any political party or ideology.

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Now, reacting to this, actress Payal Rohatgi slammed the veteran actress for using Mulk for India. In the video, Payal can be seen raising alarms about Muslims effecting demographic change in India by giving birth to multiple children. 

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Now, Shabana Azmi responds to criticism over her remarks.

She took to Twitter and wrote, “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”


From Hindi film industry, actor Swara Bhasker came in support of her senior saying “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,” she wrote on Twitter.

To this Shabana thanks Swara for supporting her. Shabana wrote, “Thank you my dear”