Shabana Azmi is back busy courting controversies. First, it was her husband, writer Javed Akhtar who was doubting that Hindus were murdered by the Rohingya militants and got trolled on Twitter for it:
If there is a mass grave of Hindus it must be their Army 's doing . Or why hundreds of Hindus are also escaping along with Rohingyas
— Javed Akhtar (@Javedakhtarjadu) September 25, 2017
And now it is the turn of his wifey dearest, Shabana Azmi.
On Durga Ashthami Shabana Azmi tweeted that, This Durga Ashthami lets pray that no Durga is aborted, no Saraswati is stopped from going to school, no Lakshmi has to beg for money from husband, no Parvati is sacrificed for dowry and no Kali is given a tube of fairness cream!!!
Here is the screenshot of the tweet:
Twitter was left angry after this as people thought it was aimed at Hinduism that too on an auspicious and joyful day! The reactions were crackling with what was seen as her hypocrisy:
Also pray tht no 15yr old Salma's married off 2 old Sheikh, no bubbly Asma forced 2 wear hijab & no Zaira threatened 4 acting in a film! 🙏
— RD🇮🇳 (@DharRenuka) September 29, 2017
We are not hurt by these words-what hurts is the hipocracy. As long as people raise voices impartially across religions-it's not an issue.
— Nitin Kapoor (@NitinKapoor2020) September 29, 2017
While we do think that the tweet was right and makes a case for women empowerment, yet constant negative focus by Bollywood on Hindus will backfire. Let’s hope Bollywood understands this sooner.