Normally known to be extremely vocal on social issues Shabana Azmi is conspicuous by her absence in the MeToomovement.
Could it be because of the ghastly experience she had when she took the initiative during Deepika Padukone’s experience with fringe groups during the making of Padmaavat?
Says a close friend of Shabana, “She is always at the forefront of all activities related to women and cinema. But Shabana’s experience with the film industry regarding their protest movements has been very disappointing. She had gone all-out to protect and defend Deepika against radical fringe groups who threatened her during Padmaavat. But Deepika chose to keep away from the protest. Shabana ended up fighting a proxy battle, which she isn’t willing to do this time. She will join the MeToo movement when she sees the movement as serving its purpose.”