Veteran Actress Ratna Pathak Shah, the wife of Naseeruddin Shah, landed in hot water after she made controversial comments on Karwar Chauth. She has delivered stellar performances like Kapoor & Sons, Lipstick Under My Burkha and Jane Tu Ya Jaane Na. She is touted as the of the finest actresses and celebrities in the film industry.
In a recent interview, Ratna Pathak Shah stated that it was ‘appalling’ for women in the 21st century still follow and practice antiquated customs like Karwa Chauth. She further said that it was ‘appalling’ for women to fast for their husbands’ lives.
In the same interview, she stated that she felt India was becoming very conservative and superstitious. She further talked about how the situation of women in India will be like that of Saudi Arabia. She said that if India wishes, it would be like Saudi Arabia.
Twitter did not like Mrs Shah’s statements and began trolling her. Here is what Twitter has to say about her statements.
People commenting on my belief system is Appalling
I do Karwachauth ‘cause I live in a free country where I CAN follow what I believe
— Shweta Shalini (@shweta_shalini) July 28, 2022
Modern women earing hijab is ‘Freedom of choice’
Modern women doing Karva Chauth is ‘Appalling’!!
— Gonika Arora (@AroraGonika) July 28, 2022
I have never requested observance of #karvachauth & compliance with any/all of it's ritual requirements.
That said, I have never objected to the same.
Sickening that feminists casually insult Hindu practises without legal consequences.
I reject such "freedom of expression". 🤮
— Mike Desai (@MikeDesai) July 28, 2022
Why is #RatnaPathakShah having her husband, Naseeruddin Shah surname, is it not superstitious or regressive, conservative, let her first give up, Ratna is second wife of Naseeruddin and was living with him for years before he got a divorce from his first wife. #karvachauth
— Sneha 🇮🇳 (@sneharaghunath9) July 28, 2022
Elite liberals and progressives lecturing educated, independent and culturally-rooted women (and men, too) what customs to observe or not to observe, is regressive and appalling.#KarvaChauth
— Soumili Das 🇮🇳 (@Soumili_Squeaks) July 28, 2022
Look at this ugly shameless Bollywood actress #RatnaPathakShah who openly criticizing Hindu culture and women. #Bollywood is practicing Hindu hatred in its films. So I support this #BoycottbollywoodForever
And u also support and boycott Bollywood and its actors. pic.twitter.com/WZLLo4FvbA
— Nandini Das (@DasNandini97) July 28, 2022
Ratna Pathak Shah, is checking her market value, these so called celebs check their market value in between giving such controversial comments on Hindus & we respond/react, she gets the footage.. not his is expected fm a Hindu who could marry a K2A, simple #RatnaPathakShah
— Sumi🇮🇳 (@Sumi_Scorpio) July 28, 2022
References: Jagran and DNA India.
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