Ayesha Takia reacts to father-in-law Abu Azmi's sexist comments


By Hindustan Times

Bollywood actress Ayesha Takia, who is married to Samajwadi Party MLA Abu Azmi's son, clearly mentioned on Twitter yesterday night that she doesn't believe in what her father-in-law said about women. Ayesha's tweet says: "My father-in-law is the head of our family, we all love and respect him a lot. I have my own mindset which doesn't have to match with everyone even when it's some one I care for, love and respect deeply."

The actress' statement suggests that she is not defending Abu Azmi's sexist comments. Whereas, his son Farhan Azmi was deeply embarassed and apologised saying, "He made statements that were completely not him, he's upset with himself and only I know how bad he's feeling right now. Deep inside, he's very sad. Whatever he said, it was politically wrong", reports Bombay Times.

Joining a list of leaders who made controversial remarks following the Delhi gangrape incident, Samajwadi Party leader Abu Azmi on Tuesday said women should not go out with men other than relatives and agreed with RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat's view that most rapes take place in cities and not villages.

"Women should not venture out with men who are not relatives," Azmi, a member of Maharashtra assembly, said.

"What is the need for roaming at night with men who are not relatives? This should be stopped," he added. FULL STORY

Why would Abu Azmi say something like this when his own son is married to a Bollywood actress, who lives the most liberal life? If Ayesha Takia has essayed some coy-girl roles, in all fairness she has to her credit a film like Dor also which shows emancipation of a socially thwarted woman.