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Daughter at charge: Twinkle knocks Naseeruddin Shah for ‘poor actor’ comment on Rajesh Khanna

Twinkle Khanna slams veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah, who said that her late father Rajesh Khanna was responsible for bringing mediocrity in the Hindi film industry in the 70’s.

IANS, Mumbai [ Published on: July 24, 2016 12:11 IST ]
Twinkle Khanna, Rajesh Khanna and Naseeruddin Shah
Twinkle Khanna, Rajesh Khanna and Naseeruddin Shah

Mumbai: Twinkle Khanna slams veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah, who said that her late father Rajesh Khanna was responsible for bringing “mediocrity” in the Hindi film industry in the 70’s.

 

Twinkle, 42, the elder daughter of Rajesh Khanna and Dimple Kapadia, took to twitter to react over Sahah’s comment.

She tweeted, “Sir if you can’t respect the living, respect the dead - mediocrity is attacking a man who can’t respond @NaseerudinShah.”

In an interview, Shah had said that 70’s was the time when mediocrity came in Hindi films and also when Rajesh Khanna joined the industry, who according to him was a “poor actor”.

Twinkle’s friend and filmmaker Karan Johar agreed with the actress-turned-author and criticised Shah, saying his comments were in “exceptionally bad taste”.  

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“I agree with you @mrsfunnybones... due respect to seniority but this was in exceptionally bad taste and not becoming of a fraternity member,” Johar posted on Twitter.

Rajesh Khanna, who was Bollywood’s first superstar, died of cancer in July 2012 at the age of 69.

 He has starred in films like “Baharon Ke Sapne”, “Aradhana”, “Haathi Mere Saathi”, “Amar Prem” and “Aap Ki Kasam” among others.  

He won three Filmfare Best Actor Awards and was nominated for the same fourteen times. He was awarded the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005.

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