Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut has termed veteran actress Shabana Azmi ‘anti-national’, questioning her decision to participate in an event in Pakistan in the first place. The veteran actress and her husband Javed Akhtar was supposed to attend a two-day literary event on her father Kaifi Azmi in Karachi, but decided not to go as a sign of protest after the Pulwama attack.
Kangana was quoted in a DNA report, saying, “People like Shabana Azmi calling for halt on cultural exchange – they are the ones who promote Bharat Tere Tukde Honge gangs… Why did they organise an event in Karachi in the first place when Pakistani artists have been banned after Uri attacks? And now they are trying to save face? The film industry is full of such anti-nationals who boost enemies’ morals in many ways, but right now is the time to focus on decisive actions… Pakistan ban is not the focus, Pakistan destruction is.”
“Bharat is bleeding today, the killing of our sons is like a dagger in our gut; anyone who lectures about non-violence and peace at this time should be painted black, put on a donkey and slapped by everyone on the streets,” she said.
Kangana has also cancelled the success bash for Manikarnika as a sign of protest.