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Sonam Kapoor calls out a BJP MLA for his problematic comments on LGBTQ+ community

Sonam Kapoor, a Bollywood actor, has a large fan base in India, owing to her impeccable sense of style and ability to carry off any look. She’s also demonstrated her acting chops in films like Neerja and Raanjhanaa, both of which were well-received by audiences. Sonam has recently lambasted a Member of the Legislative Assembly for making harsh and misinformed remarks about the LGBTQ+ community.

Sonam was most recently seen in the film Ak vs AK, in which she played herself as a guest star. Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga and The Zoya Factor, both released in 2019, featured her in pivotal roles. Both of these films did poorly at the box office, but the public had conflicting feelings about Sonam’s performance in them.

Sudhir Mungantiwar’s recent speech went viral on social media, sparking the event. He was speaking out against a proposed amendment bill to the Maharashtra Public University Act, 2016, in the video. He was against the inclusion of LGBTQ+ community in the University Board and said, “Are you going to hire lesbians and gays as members? Shouldn’t a joint medical committee be set up on this? It mentions bis*xual and as*xual relations. However, no one has yet defined these.”

Sudhir Mungantiwar further went on to question ‘As*xual relationships’ and said, “As*xual relationships. No one has defined it. So if a person has as*xual relationships with an animal, will the animal come and certify that there was an as*xual relationship? What is going on?”.

Sonam Kapoor was one of many celebrities who rushed to social media to condemn a BJP MLA’s controversial speech in parliament against the LGBTQ+ community. “Ignorant, illiterate, and hateful,” she captioned the viral video from Yes We Exist India on her Instagram account.

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