Bollywood celebrities have come out in support of ace Tennis player Sania Mirza, soon after she received criticism on her appointment as Telangana’s brand ambassador.
Superstar Salman Khan tweeted, “Wah yaarrr! sania mirza , kamaal karti ho . Like the spirit , issse bolteh hain kick ass .”
Legendary singer Asha Bhosle on Friday also spoke up for tennis star Sania Mirza. She also tweeted, “Sania Mirza is being dragged into unnecessary controversy. I too was once labelled anti-national by a politician. I found that quite funny.”
On Wednesday, Telangana BJP leader K. Laxman had criticised the state for appointing Mirza its brand ambassador saying she is a non-local and “daughter-in-law” of Pakistan.
Veteran actress and social activist Shabana Azmi too took to Twitter to express her views on the same.
She tweeted: “From d start I said reining in its lunatic fringe will b a challenge for @narendramodi Shiv Sena BJP MPs at it again Mhrstra Sadan n Sania. The true test of a liberal is when she is attacked by both Muslim and Hindu bigots. Javed and I constantly face the wrath of both. Terrific!” (With IANS inputs)