"On the one hand, he asks me to talk about him and pretends to be some kind of messiah.On the other hand, he can't take criticism. This is double standards. He doesnt interest me anymore. I was the man who said he has the right to be in Jaipur.And then if I criticise his writing it was not even severe he cant take it! It means you want freedom of expression only for yourself. Then you go ahead and find it," the daily further quoted Javed Akhtar.
Deepa Mehta's Midnight's Children based on Salman Rushdie's book released on February 2.