Ratna Pathak Shah Massively Trolled For Her Comment; Karwa Chauth Ka Vrat; I Said, “Am I Mad?”

Being a well-known actress not only on the silver screen but on television as well, veteran actress Ratna Pathak Shah landed in a controversy. The actress is known for her outstanding performance in the TV show ‘Sarabhai Vs Sarabhai, and movies like Lipstick under my Burkha, Kapoor Son’s and many more. Nowadays, the actress is in the headlines not for her acting skills but due to her controversial comment on ‘Karwa Chauth.’ Ratna is massively trolled on social media as she made said that women in the twenty-first century continue to practice antiquated customs like karwa Chauth and termed it ‘appalling’ for women to fast for their husband’s lives.

Here are some comments on her viral post.

One user wrote, “Modern women wearing hijab is ‘Freedom of choice’ Modern women doing Karva Chauth is ‘Appalling’!! Kahaan se late ho itna doglapan”.

The netizen wrote, “People commenting on my belief system is Appalling. I do Karwachauth ‘cause I live in a free country where I CAN follow what I believe. I am a MODERN woman because I am not judgemental about others. I am also an INTELLIGENT woman because I know my rights.”

The other user Wrote, “Why is #RatnaPathakShah having her husband, Naseeruddin Shah surname, is it not superstitious or regressive, conservative, let her first give up, Ratna is the second wife of Naseeruddin and was living with him for years before he got a divorce from his first wife.”

Earlier, Ratna Pathak said, “Someone asked me last year if I’m keeping ‘karwa Chauth ka vrat. I said, ‘Am I mad?’ Isn’t it appalling that modern educated women do karwa Chauth and beliefs in it, praying for the lives of husbands so that they can have some validity in life? A widow in the Indian context is a horrible situation, isn’t it? So anything that keeps me away from widowhood. Really? In the 21st century, we are talking like this? Educated women are doing this.”