In the beginning of this year, Maharashtra Unit Chief Abu Azmi spoke about the molestation case in Bangalore. His remark brought a lot of controversy and was the topic of hot discussion for quite a while. People considered his statement to be sexist and didn’t quiet agree with him. He had said, “If a girl celebrates after dark she should go with her husband, father and not with strangers. There should be strict action against those going against our culture.”
Finally speaking up on the matter, Ayesha Takiya said to a leading portal, “When people are in the public eye, they are questioned for their choice of words. A difference in mindset and generation gap is the issue. There is a difference of opinion [between me and my father-in-law], which is fine. As a celebrity, I take it in my stride that I am expected to harbour an opinion even on something I didn’t say.”
“We communicate with each other at home and try to resolve matters. I guess this is something that happens in all homes. We have a lot of love and admiration (for each other),” she further added.
“I don’t think I need to share my opinion all the time. I have moved past that phase, because as a family, we have made peace with the fact that we cannot agree with each other on everything,” she ended the topic.