In a new interview, veteran actor Mumtaz spoke about the changing times and reminded that female actors have never been blamed for their partners’ underperformance. Drawing an example of Sharmila Tagore, who was married to then-India cricket team captain Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, she said people’s mentality had changed over time. Mumtaz shared her thoughts while discussing the best effects of the intertwined lives of actors and cricketers who are often blamed for their partner’s poor performance. Also read: KRK blames Anushka Sharma for Virat Kohli’s ‘depression’
The latest from Bollywood to face online criticism is Suniel Shetty’s daughter Athiya Shetty. The actress was recently trolled after her boyfriend and cricketer KL Rahul’s poor performance during the Indo-Pak Asian Cup match. Previously, it was Anushka Sharma who often faced similar situations for husband Virat Kohli’s professional front.
Speaking about it, Mumtaz clarified that veteran actors like Sharmila Tagore, who dated Manthrush, had never been in a similar situation, telling ETimes: “Neither Sharmila Tagore nor Reena Roy from my time got any criticism when Manthrush Ali Khan Pataudi and Mohsin Khan failed. But that’s not only because Twitter, Facebook and Instagram didn’t exist, but also because woh zamaana kuch aur tha, sab badal gaya hai, mauhol aaj kitna alag hai (Those times were different, now everything has changed) .”
In 2019, Anushka responded to allegations against her, including those questioning and blaming Virat Kohli’s performance. In a strong statement, she said: “I have remained silent throughout being blamed for the performance of my then-boyfriend, now husband Virat, and continue to take blame for the most baseless things related to Indian cricket. I was silent then.”
“Today. I have decided to speak out because someone’s silence cannot be seen as their weakness. I am not and will not be a pawn to be used by anyone’s thoughts or beliefs or plans, and if you are the next If you ever want to use my name to discredit anyone or the board of directors or even my husband, do it with facts and evidence and let me OFF it,” she mused, breaking her silence once and for all.
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