A well-informed source says, “It was Shabana Azmi who initiated a campaign in the film industry. She got every major actress to sign a petition to the Prime Minister asking for Deepika’s safety and protection. The actresses who signed the petition included Hema Malini, Jaya Bachchan Kareena Kapoor Khan, Alia Bhatt, Vidya Balan, Anushka Sharma, Priyanka Chopra, her sister Parineeti Chopra, Sonakshi Sinha and many others. All of them willingly signed the petition.”
But, Kangana denied to help Deepika Padukone, which was shocking as well as disappointing, but here’s how Kangana justifies her point and BLAMES Javed Akhtar and Shabana Azmi!
She earlier said, “I was filming Manikarnika in Jodhpur when I got a call from dear friend, Anushka Sharma to sign the petition written by Ms. Shabana Azmi. I explained to her that Deepika Padukone has all my support but I am a bit wary of Shabana Azmi’s investment in left-wing Vs right-wing politics. I have my own set of ideas and opinions about the current situation in our country.”
“I am on the fence about many things and being a part of a feminist movement called Deepika Bachao led by someone who character assassinated me when I was bullied by influential men, seems to be one of them. Anushka understood but I am glad they reached out to me like I said Deepika has all my support I am an individual perfectly capable of supporting who I like without anyone’s support.”
Well, now as per reports in a leading daily, Kangana seemed to be annoyed with Shabana’s husband Javed Akhtar. Talking about it, a source said to the daily, “Kangana not supporting Shabana Azmi’s petition for Deepika has its roots in a phone call that she received from Javed Akhtar when she was in the midst of her rant against the Roshans during the promotion of her film Simran. “
“Javed saab called up Kangana to counsel her against her non-stop tirade. He told her that she should not antagonise such influential people as it would take a toll on her career and that there are more private and legal ways of sorting out her differences with the Roshans.”