Shabana Azmi and Javed Akhtar who were to attend a literature conference in Karachi cancelled their visit, in a sign of protest. Following this, Kangana Ranaut had taken a jibe on the actress and called her ‘anti-national’ and claimed that people like her boost the enemy’s morale.
The veteran actress has finally reacted to Kangana’s statement: Shabana said, “You really think at a time like this a personal attack on me can be of any significance when the entire country stands as one in our grief and in condemning this dastardly Pulwama attack? May God bless her. Shabana Azmi.”
Kangana had made a bold statement yesterday claiming that Shabana Azmi is one among those who encourage gangs that sloganeer, “Bharat tere tukade honge.” She even questioned the couple that why did they organise an event in Pakistan in the first place when Pakistani artists have already been banned in India after Uri attacks. She went on to say that they are trying to save face by calling for a halt on cultural exchange.
“The film industry is full of such anti-nationals who boost enemies morale in many ways but right now is the time to focus on decisive actions… Pakistan ban is not the focus, Pakistan destruction is,” she had said.