Not one to take things lying down, actor Twinkle Khanna has slammed veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah for calling her late father and Bollywood superstar Rajesh Khanna a “poor actor”,IANS reports.
In a recent interview to Hindustan Times, Naseeruddin had said: “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.”
Not happy with the 65-year-old star’s opinion about her late father, Twinkle took to Twitter on Saturday night to express her disapproval. “Sir if you can’t respect the living, respect the dead — mediocrity is attacking a man who can’t respond Naseerudin Shah,” Twinkle wrote. When contacted for his reaction to Twinkle’s disapproval, Naseeruddin apologised. “I’d apologise to those who took personal offence but I wasn’t talking of a particular person. I was talking about a phenomenon,” he said.