Then entire nation was left in a state of shock after Pakistan-sponsored terrorist organisation Jaish-e-Mohammed carried out a deadly attack on a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) convoy in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Thursday afternoon, killing over 40 soldiers.
In solidarity with the martyred soldiers, Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut cancelled the success party of her latest release Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi and condemned the cowardly attack on India soldiers.
Javed Akhtar and Shabana Azmi also cancelled their visit to Karachi where they had been invited by the Karachi Art Council for a two-day literature conference to celebrate the actress’s father, late Kaifi Azmi’s writings.
However, Kangana Ranaut was not pleased with the veteran actress’ gesture and told an entertainment website, “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 artistes 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,” added the Queen actress.
In response to Kangana’s remakrs, Shabana Azmi 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.”
The Pulwama terror attack — the worst-ever terror attack on security forces in decades — was carried out by Adil Ahmad Dar, who rammed his car containing explosives into a security convoy of 78 vehicles, each carrying around 40-45 soldiers.