Legendary lyricist and poet and screenwriter Javed Akhtar and his actress wife Shabana Azmi met West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in Delhi on Thursday and talked about the need for ‘change’, saying Bengal has always led”revolutionary movements”.
Controversial Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut was furious over this meeting between Javed Akhtar and Mamata Banerjee. Kangana even referred to the West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee as ‘Tadaka’, a female Asura from Ramayana.
Sharing the picture of this meeting between Javed Akhtar and Mamta Banerjee, Kangana Ranaut wrote in her Facebook post, “Yesterday Shabana Azmi and Javed Akhtar met the Chief Minister of West Bengal who is popularly known as Tadaka for a strategic meeting and will now host smaller meetings in BollyDawood, pressurize the Khans who will then take everyone from a small to a big artist in their network to turn ‘Tadaka’ into a goddess, but I will expose every anti-national, be careful ”.
Let us tell you that Javed Akhtar and Shabana Azmi met Mamata Banerjee in Delhi on Thursday. Javed Akhtar said that Bengal has historically always been a step ahead in revolutionary movements and that is why artists and intellectuals in the state stood by Banerjee. He met Banerjee and thanked for supporting the bill assuring royalty to artists.
Asked whether Banerjee should lead the opposition against the BJP, Akhtar said during the discussions with him that she never said that her ambition was to become the leader of the opposition front. When the lyricist was asked about the popular slogan Khela Hobe (Khel Hoga), he said that the slogan does not require any support. “Now it has gone beyond discussion,” he said.
As Akhtar stood silently speaking, Banerjee quipped, “Khela hobe se aapko ek ganna baana hai(You have to make a song on Khela Hobe).” Banerjee had come to Delhi on Monday on a five-day visit. This is her first visit to Delhi after the victory in the assembly elections.