Why Twinkle Khanna is mad at Naseeruddin Shah

The veteran actor had crticised Twinkle's father Rajesh Khanna.

 |  2-minute read |   24-07-2016
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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'.

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Khanna died of cancer in 2012. He had received three Filmfare awards in his career.

twinkle-moss_072416062517.jpg 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.

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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."

Shots fired!

Other people joined in, most notably Karan Johar and what is a revelation, Sanjay Jha!

No one has confirmed how he was an expert in acting in the 1970s.

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