MUMBAI: Bollywood celebrities came forward to support actress Urmila Matondkar after Kangana Ranaut referred to her as 'soft porn star' in an interview with 'Times Now.'
Journalist Faye DSouza said that it is the kind of misogynist behaviour exhibited by politicians who deal with opinionated women.
Calling @UrmilaMatondkar a "soft-porn star" is the kind of misogynistic behaviour we have been accusing politicians of for all these years. @KanganaTeam had no right to use that language against a colleague. In any other field of work, this would amount to harassment.— Faye DSouza (@fayedsouza) September 17, 2020
Swara Bhaskar, who herself was referred to as 'boot licker' by Kangana, shared the list of Urmila's work.
Dear @UrmilaMatondkar ji, remembering ur outstanding performances in Masoom, Chamatkaar, Rangeela, Judaai, Daud, Satya, Bhoot, Kaun, Jungle, Pyaar Tuney Kya Kiya, Tehzeeb, Pinjar, Ek Hasina Thi.. among others and have marvelled at your acting chops & brilliant dancing! Love u 💓— Swara Bhasker (@ReallySwara) September 16, 2020
Filmmaker Anubhav Sinha also sent his support to Urmila.
Just felt like saying this to one of the most beautiful, elegant, evocative, expressive actresses ever. Sending you love @UrmilaMatondkar— Anubhav Sinha (@anubhavsinha) September 16, 2020
Urmila Matondkar fought in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections from Mumbai but lost to her BJP opponent. Urmila had challenged Kangana earlier by asking her to reveal the names of all the stars who use drugs in Bollywood.
She said that drug abuse is a menace that the whole country is facing.