Pooja Bhatt calls Pakistani women #AsliBegums and sends love to Pakistani journalists

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How did Pakistanis react to Netflix series Bombay Begums?

The series “Bombay Begums” released on Netflix on International Women’s Day (8th of March) and was trending at the number one spot in Pakistan for a few weeks. The season features Shahana Goswami, Amruta Subhash, Plabita Borthakur, Aadhya Anand, and Pooja Bhatt.

Pooja Bhatt plays ‘Rani’ in the series, the CEO of The Royal Bank of Bombay. A former bank teller from Kanpur, Rani, is a self-made woman who has seen the dark side of life.

Pooja Bhatt sends love to Pakistani journalists for appreciating the season

Pooja Bhatt took to Twitter to send love to Pakistani journalists Mehmal Sarfaraz, Benazir Shah, Reema Omer, and Natasha Zai for appreciating her latest web series Bombay Begums. The four journalists are known for hosting the Aurat Card, a wide-ranging show which discusses everything from politics to Netflix, from a female perspective.

Recently Aurat Card reviewed the season Bombay Begums and posted the review online:

Pooja Bhatt responded to the review tweet and said:

Thank you, Begums. Loved this.

In another tweet, the Bollywood actor appreciated the Pakistani journalists and said:

Asli Begums toh yeh hain!

The actor also invented the hashtag ‘#BegumsforBegums’ for the hosts of the Aurat Card.

Pooja Bhatt also thanked fashion designer Deepak Perwani for praising her performance and said:

Thank you, my friend. It means so much coming from you.

What is Bombay Begums About?

Bombay Begums’ storyline follows five women from different parts of society trying to get ahead in modern Mumbai, formerly called Bombay. The show deals with various issues faced by women, including menstruation, menopause, sexual harassment, fertility issues, and infidelity.

The show earlier ran into controversy after India’s National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) demanded a ban on the show for normalizing minors indulging in casual sex and drug abuse and objected to a scene showing minors having cocaine.

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