Bollywood actor Naseeruddin Shah has been in controversy many times regarding his statements. At the same time, recently his wife Ratna Pathak Shah has also come into the limelight for some similar reasons.
During a recent interview, while expressing her opinion on many issues, she said such a thing about ‘Karva Chauth’ fast, which has made people angry. Ratna has shocked everyone and told the women who keep the fast as ‘crazy’.
Veteran Bollywood actress Ratna Pathak Shah has been trolled on social media for her remarks made on the Hindu festival Karva Chauth. Karva Chauth is a one-day festival celebrated by married Hindu women every day, in which women observe a fast from sunrise to moonrise and pray for the long life of their husbands.
Ratna recently said in an interview that “in the twenty-first century, women continue to observe ancient customs like Karva Chauth and termed it ‘horrific'”. People are not liking Ratna Pathak’s statement at all, they are fiercely venting their anger against the actress.
This interview with Ratna Pathak is very much discussed. She said that ‘for women still nothing has changed. Our society is becoming very conservative. We are becoming superstitious. We are being forced to accept religion as an important part of life.
During the interview on Pinkvilla, she was asked whether she observes Karva Chauth fast for the well-being of her husband. So in response to this, she said- ‘What am I mad, who will fast like this? It is a wonder that even educated women keep fast for the long life of their husbands. Being a widow is a terrible situation in India, women observe Karva Chauth fast because of this fear. It is surprising that we talk like this even in the 21st century.’
If seen, Ratna Pathak has directly called the women observing the fast of Karva Chauth crazy. She further said- ‘We are moving towards a very conservative society. Here the work of tying women in shackles is being done. In any conservative society in the world, women are the first to be affected. Look at Saudi Arabia, do we want to be Saudi Arabia’.
After this statement of Ratna Pathak, many users are challenging her to speak about Islam on social media. Netizens asked if Karva Chauth is a stereotype then what are their views on triple talaq in Islam, halala, and marriage in close relationships. They should show courage to speak on these issues as well. Let us tell you that Ratna Pathak was last seen in the film Jayeshbhai Jordaar.