Why Twinkle Khanna is mad at Naseeruddin Shah
The veteran actor had crticised Twinkle's father Rajesh Khanna.
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Twinkle Khanna aka Mrs Funny Bones aka Mrs Khiladi on July 23 slammed veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah after he had called her late father and "India's first superstar" Rajesh Khanna a "poor actor".
Naseeruddin was speaking about the general mediocrity of Hindi movies in the 1970s, then linked them to their flagbearer Rajesh Khanna, who according to him, was a 'poor actor'.
Khanna died of cancer in 2012. He had received three Filmfare awards in his career.The first Superstar of Bollywwood, Rajesh Khanna.
Twinkle has developed a no-nonsense persona online and her Twitter account usually spits fire.
This time the talk was about daddy dearest, and Twinkle did what rarely happens in Bollywood: calling another actor out in public.
Her response was playing on the fact that her father can't really respond to Naseeruddin's barb. The 42-year-old actress tweeted, "Sir if you can't respect the living, respect the dead - mediocrity is attacking a man who can't respond @NaseerudinShah."
Other people joined in, most notably Karan Johar and what is a revelation, Sanjay Jha!
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
No one has confirmed how he was an expert in acting in the 1970s.
Here are some more reactions:
Naseeruddin calling Rajesh Khanna a poor actor after his death is like abusing someone after blocking on twitter coz they can't retaliate— Ra_Bies (@Ra_Bies) July 24, 2016
Can matinee idols like Rajesh Khanna or Rajinikanth be judged on their acting skills alone? Perhaps not.— Rasheed Kappan (@kappansky) July 24, 2016
I agree with Naseerudin Shah on all he said about Rajesh Khanna & Bollywood. Q is, why did he himself try (& fail) in mainstream Bolly then?— The Bad Doctor (@DOCTORATLARGE) July 24, 2016
Rajesh Khanna belongs to history & his legacy can & should be analysed, call it "attack" or "praise" but it's fair. https://t.co/b7dIMqwcau— भारत माता की जय (@kanikagahlaut) July 24, 2016