Last year, it was their fathers — actors-turned-politicians Shekhar Suman and Shatrughan Sinha — washing dirty linen in public during the elections in Bihar. Now sons, actors Luv Sinha and Adhyayan Suman, are engaged in a war of words, online.
Two days ago, Luv, whose debut film Sadiyaan releases today, posted on Facebook: “Saw Mr Shekhar Suman at the airport...thought about ignoring him but decided my parents have raised me better so I didn't.” He added: “He’s still a clown though.”
The next day, Suman’s son, Adhyayan retaliated on Facebook: “I have journos calling me to comment on this boy’s (Luv) FB status. Don’t know if he deserves my attention but anyway I thought I’ll ask u people”.
Adhyayan’s reaction got more than 150 comments expressing shock and anger. Following this, Luv changed his status message, predictably enough, complaining that his account was hacked.
When HT City contacted Adhyayan, he said, “Luv Sinha who? I think this boy is retarded and delusional. It would take me two minutes to insult him and his father but that’s not my upbringing. Let’s see who’s the clown when his releases film today. My father doesn’t really care, he just wishes the boy well.”