Actor Shabana Azmi informed trolls to settle down after they took offence when her husband, lyricist Javed Akhtar took a dig at politician Shashi Tharoor. On Monday, Tharoor caught his Twitter followers off-guard as he shared a video of himself singing Kishore Kumar’s Ek Ajnabee Haseena Se at an occasion. Javed poked enjoyable at his pronunciation of some Hindi phrases.
Reacting to Shashi’s video, Shabana tweeted, “Shashi! That’s lovely.” In a follow-up submit, she wrote, “And all those trolls just chill. Shashi Tharoor is a good friend and Javed’s remark was in pure jest!”
Tharoor had referred to as his personal singing ‘unrehearsed and amateur’. “After the cultural programme by Doordarshan Srinagar for the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information Technology, I was persuaded to sing for the Members. Unrehearsed and amateur but do enjoy!” he wrote.
And all these trolls simply chill . Shashi Tharoor is an effective good friend and Javed’s comment was in pure jest ! https://t.co/NsYKOPyM1a
— Azmi Shabana (@AzmiShabana) September 7, 2021
Javed, replying to the tweet, wrote, “Wow! We have almost a similar song in Hindi too.”
Shabana has all the time been vocal about her assist for Javed on social media, particularly to beat back trolls and naysayers. Last 12 months, after a Twitter consumer advised that he was not the recipient of the Richard Dawkins Award 2020 however solely one of many nominees, she shut them down. In response to a WhatsApp screenshot on Twitter that claimed Javed mistook his nomination for an precise victory and introduced the information. Shabana hit again, saying, ““This is patently untrue! We have an email from Richard Dawkins on 5th June offering the award and also from Robyn Blumner who heads the Centre for Inquiry, USA. I feel sad for these pathetic trolls who do not care that they will stand exposed in seconds for such a preposterous claim.”