Naseeruddin Shah’s comment on Rajesh Khanna’s acting earned him a befitting reply from Twinkle Khanna
Naseeruddin shah is known for his blunt remarks and for calling a spade a spade. On a recent interview of this Bollywood star with Hindustan Times, he mentioned late Mr. Rajesh Khanna as “a Limited, Poor Actor”.
These are the exact quotes by Mr. Shah:
“It was the 1970s when mediocrity came in Hindi films. That’s when the actor called Rajesh Khanna joined the industry. For all his success, I think Mr. Khanna was a very limited actor. In fact, he was a poor actor. Intellectually, he wasn’t the most alert person I have ever met. His taste ruled the industry.”
This, however, did not go very well with most of the people. He was immediately slammed by Twitteratis for his disparaging comments. Offended with the remark, Twinkle Khanna, daughter of Bollywood’s first superstar Rajesh Khanna, lashed out at the veteran actor for pulling out such remark for her late father.
Twinkle took it to twitter for sharing her opinion on this matter. She tweeted:
— Twinkle Khanna (@mrsfunnybones) July 23, 2016
Soon, Karan Johar also stood up for Twinkle in her arguments:
I agree with you @mrsfunnybones…due respect to seniority but this was in exceptionally bad taste and not becoming of a fraternity member..
— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) July 23, 2016
Following the backslash from Mrs. Funnybones and Karan Johar, Mr. Shah apologized for his remark clarifying that he didn’t mean to attack Rajesh Khanna. His apology was:
I apologise to those who were personally offended, my intention was not to attack him (Rajesh Khanna): @NaseerudinShah
— IndiaTodayFLASH (@IndiaTodayFLASH) July 24, 2016
The apology seemed to work and subdue Twinkle as she finally decided to end this war of words with Mr. Shah.
Rajesh Khanna, who was Bollywood’s first superstar, bade us farewell in July 2012 at the age of 69. He has starred in films like “Anand”, “Aradhana”, “Haathi Mere Saathi”, “Amar Prem” and “Aap Ki Kasam” among others.
He won three Filmfare Best Actor Awards and was nominated for the same fourteen times. He was awarded the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005.
We all love you ‘Babu Moshai……’