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Naseer apologises after Twinkle slams him for his ‘poor actor’ comment

Twinkle Khan slams Naseeruddin Khan for saying that her late father and Bollywood superstar Rajesh Khanna was a “poor actor”.

bollywood Updated: Jul 24, 2016 19:11 IST
Twinkle Khanna,Naseeruddin Shah,Rajesh Khanna
Twinkle Khanna took to Twitter on Saturday to express her disapproval.(Yogen Shah/HT Photo)

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”.

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.”

Read: Rajesh Khanna was a poor actor, says Naseeruddin Shah

(File photo) Twinkle Khanna with her father and mother, Dimple. (HT Photo)

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.

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Rajesh Khanna, who made his debut in 1966 with Aakhri Khat, gave several hits like Anand, Haathi Mere Saathi, Kati Patang, Bawarchi and Aradhana. He was officially bestowed with the title The First Superstar of Indian cinema at Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Awards in 2005.

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.

With input from HT

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First Published: Jul 24, 2016 13:42 IST