Bollywood veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah’s remark on superstar Rajesh Khanna left many Bollywood stars and even fans offended. His statement on Rajesh Khanna did not go down well to Twinkle Khanna and Dimple Kapadia also. Twinkle Khanna recently slammed Naseeruddin Shah on twitter after he addressed her father Rajesh Khanna as a ‘poor actor.
Even Salman Khan’s father Salim Khan took to twitter to express his unhappiness on Naseeruddin Shah’s insulting comment on Rajesh Khanna. Earlier today, Akshay Kumar was asked if he was hurt on Naseeruddin Shah’s comment. To which he reacted saying, “It’s okay. Everything is finished. He apologised. So everything is over. Let’s go ahead.”
When further prodded, Akshay said, “Don’t try and get something out of me. Let this industry be together. We are all in peace. Don’t make it pieces. Everything is over. If he apologised, all should be gracious enough to let it go.”
As per media reports, in an interview, Naseeruddin was quoted as saying: “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.”
To the people who don’t know, Naseeruddin Shah’s opinion on Rajesh Khanna received lots of flak. Twitteratis slammed Naseeruddin Shah’s statement, which made him apologise. He apologized saying that he wasn’t talking about a particular person and that he was talking about a phenomenon.