Shabana Azmi receives backlash on her Government criticism comment; Actress reacts…

Shabana Azmi’s remarks on Government criticism sparked various online and offline debates!

Shabana Azmi

Shabana Azmi is one of the many actresses in Bollywood who openly expresses herself. She has not only entranced us with her beauty but has also impressed the critics and audience alike with her bold movie choices and versatile acting.

The veteran actress has always grabbed eyeballs because of her bold declarations. Be it wishing Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his win or canceling her Karachi event to celebrate her father Kaifi Azmi’s birthday during the Pulwama attack earlier this year, she has been strongly voicing her opinions.

Now, the 68-year-old is yet again making headlines. On Monday, Shabana was in Indore where she was honored with the Kunti Mathur Award for her work for women. While addressing a crowd she openly talked about how anyone criticizing the present Government was being branded as an ‘anti-national’. She further said that India being a diverse country any attempt on dividing the people cannot be good. She said,

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? 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. We have grown up in a 'Ganga-Jamni' (diverse) culture. We should not kneel before this situation. India is a beautiful country. Any attempt to divide people cannot be good for this country.


This comment sparked many online and offline debates. After receiving not so pleasant criticisms and backlash, Shabana Azmi took to official social media handle and took a sarcastic dig at the trollers. She recalled the time when the Muslim fundamentalists passed a fatwa against her after she shaved off her head while shooting for Deepa Mehta's Water.

Check out her tweets below:


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