Bollywood actor and politician Urmila Matondkar, who has recently joined the Shiv Sena, opens up on how her husband Mohsin Akhtar Mir whom she married in 2016 and his family has constantly been attacked by trolls.
In addition to this, Urmila also spoke about how cyber miscreants vandalised her Wikipedia page to change her parents’ name on it.
Last year, Urmila’s Wikipedia was attacked repeatedly to update it with unverified claims stating the actress had converted to Islam post her marriage Mohsin and that she had changed her name to ‘Mariyam Akhtar Mir’ post the wedding.
Calling the constant troll attacks on her husband and his family ‘unfortunate’, Urmila avered, “He was called a terrorist, a Pakistani. I mean, there is a limit to where it should go…”
During an interaction with Mojo Story, Urmila said, “They (trolls) have even infiltrated my Wikipedia page and they have gone and put my mother’s name as Rukhsana Ahmed and my father’s name as Shivinder Singh, two human beings who must be living somewhere in India but I don’t know of. My father’s name is Shrikant Matondkar and my mother’s name is Sunita Matondkar.”
“To top it all, my husband is not only a Muslim but a Kashmiri Muslim. We both follow our religions in an equally staunch way. That gave them a bigger platform to troll me and constantly target him and his family. It was very unfortunate,” she added.
During her conversation with the online portal, Urmila said that she is not thick-skinned. He said, “I don’t have a thick skin but I think sensitivity is one of the strongest points of a woman. Being able to have that compassion, that empathy and that sensitivity are what makes me a woman.”