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Veteran Actress Shabana Azmi responds to criticism after being trolled for her ‘anti-national’ comments; read tweets inside.

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Veteran actress Shabana Azmi slammed religious fundamentalists when her recent remarks were labeled as ‘anti-national’ by them. The actress was even trolled for the comments that she made while receiving an award for her work for women empowerment in Indore.

As per a report by PTI, Shabana said that one should not be afraid of criticizing their government because if one doesn’t point out the flaws, how can anyone expect the conditions to improve. She had further added, “But the atmosphere (in the country) 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.” 

You can check her post hitting back at the fundamentalists below:

Hitting back at the trollers, the ‘Fire’ actress also wrote on Twitter, “I’d like to remind people that my father Kaifi Azmi returned his Padma Shri when Congress was at the center in protest against a UP minister who had said that those asking for Urdu to get second language status should be paraded on a donkey with their faces blackened.”

Coming in support of Azmi, actress Swara Bhasker too lashed out at people for targeting the veteran actress with fake allegations. Swara shared the following post:

Shabana later thanked Swara for her support.

Veteran lyricist and Azmi’s husband Javed Akhtar too came out in her support and shared the following post.

Shabana had even quoted Saadat Hasan Manto in one of her tweets which spoke about the freedom of speech.

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