Veteran actor Shabana Azmi in a recent interview opened up about the unrest in Bollywood that has followed since the demise of Sushant Singh Rajput. While she was at it, Azmi also did not hold back her thoughts on Kangana Ranaut and the actress’ constant attacks on Bollywood. Speaking to Mumbai Mirror, the 70-year-old actress said that Kangana has been making statements only because she fears she won’t make headlines.
“Kangana has started believing in her own myth. She says she taught feminism to the film industry, she taught it nationalism I’m glad she spelled that out because nobody else had noticed! I think she fears the day when she will no longer be in the headlines and so has to keep making outrageous statements to stay in the news. Poor girl, why doesn’t she just do what she is best at, which is acting,” Shabana said.
Reacting to the senior actress’ comment, Rangoli Chandel hit back at her and took to her Instagram stories. She wrote, “Here comes the suicide gang! Dear Shabana ji I have a few questions for you and your husband. Why don’t you both also stick to your respective acting and poetry? Why do you guys actively participate in anti-India politics? To remain in headlines? Or you feel for certain issues? If you anti-India agendas are genuine then why can’t her pro-India agendas be genuine as well? Why different rules for her and different for you?”
Recently, Shabana Azmi was asked about Bollywood being targetted by a certain section. She replied, in an interview with Mumbai Mirror, that “the Hindi film industry is a sitting duck; it is easy to hurl malevolent accusations.” She further added that it is a systematic campaign to divert people’s mind from other important issues like “failing economy, China border tensions, spiralling COVID cases, and farmers’ agitation by putting the spotlight on the supposed ills of the film industry”.
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