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.
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.”
Now Salman Khan’s father, Salim Khan has strongly reacted to it. Salim Khan took to his tweeted handle saying, “An actor passed my house and saw a big crowd waiting for Salman he called me up to say he has not seen anything like this before. I told him I have seen bigger crowds many times outside Rajesh Khanna’s house. He was the first and the last superstar of the millennium. Anyone calling him a mediocre actor should know that no one can reach these heights unless he has something extraordinary to offer.”
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.