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Heeramandi - Farida Jalal takes a stand for Sharmin Segal amid heavy trolling | Here's what she said

Farida Jalal has come out in support of Sharmin Segal, who has been heavily criticised for her performance in Heeramandi: The Diamond Bazaar. Here's what the veteran actress said.

Heeramandi - Farida Jalal takes a stand for Sharmin Segal amid heavy trolling | Here's what she said
Farida Jalal and Sharmin Segal. (Netflix, Sharmin Segal)

Last Updated: 03.13 PM, Jun 07, 2024


Ever since Heeramandi: The Diamond Bazaar was released, Sharmin Segal has been heavily criticized for her performance in the Sanjay Leela Bhansali series. The actress essayed the role of Alamzeb in the Netflix show. She was at the receiving end of backlash from netizens. Sharmin was trolled for her showcasing no expressions throughout the series. Amid the heavy trolling, Heeramandi actress Farida Jalal has come out in Sharmin's support and defended her. 

Farida Jalal defends Sharmin Segal amid trolling

In an interview with India Today, Farida Jalal has reacted to the backlash Sharmin Segal has received for her performance in Heeramandi. The veteran actress said Segal did her best with whatever tools she had at her disposal. Jalal stated she isn't happy about the fact Sharmin is getting trolled. The senior actress felt Alamzeb's character didn't need to be very boisterous and loud. 

Farida also mentioned that people are being too mean to Sharmin. "What were you expecting? Yes, what you thought you needed… It’s ok, why should we be mean to the girl? Be kind, maybe that’s her capacity, just that much. I don’t think the real role was boisterous, it wasn’t. She is a shayara, she falls in love with my bacchha (Taha Shah’s character) and that’s it," said Jalal.

Celebrities come out in Sharmin Segal's support

Before Farida Jalal, Sharmin's Heeramandi co-stars Taha Shah Badussha and Richa Chadha took a stand for the actress. However, Jason Shah and Adhyayan Suman seemingly had a different take on the matter. 

Meanwhile, Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Heeramandi premiered on Netflix on May 1. The star cast of the series also includes Sonakshi Sinha, Manisha Koirala, Aditi Rao Hydari, Richa Chadha, Sanjeeda Shaikh, Shekhar Suman, Fardeen Khan, Taha and Adhyayan. That said, the web show has been renewed for a second season and it will soon stream on the OTT giant.

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