Actor-turned-politician Urmila Matondkar compared recently launched the Citizenship Amendment Act 2019 with Rowlatt Act levied in India during the British Rule in 1919.
The ‘Rangeela’ actress, Urmila Matondkar ensured her presence at Gandhi Bhawan Memorial in Pune. She was due to speak on the topic of the Citizenship Amendment Act and National Register of Citizenship on the death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
While talking about the national matter she said, ‘Who are against us (those who support the CAA) and their leaders have to go to Rajghat and pay tributes to him. Gandhi was a true follower of Hinduism, and the person who shot him dead (Nathuram Godse) was also a Hindu. Matondkar said, ‘History would remember both the Rowlatt Act and the Citizenship Amendment Act as black laws.’ Alleging that the CAA was against the poor, she said ‘it is challenging our Bhartiyatva’. ‘We will not accept this law’, said Matondkar.
Urmila Matondkar has unsuccessfully contested the Lok Sabha elections in 2019 from North Mumbai Constituency. Post her failure, she quit the Congress party in September 2019.
90’s popular actress Urmila Matondkar was last seen in Bollywood film Blackmail (2018) where she made a special appearance in a song called ‘Bewafa Beatuy’. She works rarely in films now. The 45 year old actress married to Kashmiri guy Mohsin Akhtar Mir in 2016.