Rishi Kapoor trolled for slamming Rahul Gandhi. Here’s how the actor responded
Rishi Kapoor responds to a Twitter user who said he can act better than the Agneepath star.bollywood Updated: Sep 13, 2017 18:16 IST
Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor is not new to Twitter or trolling, so he must have expected some response when he slammed Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi over his dynasty politics statement. When someone pointed out that Rishi and his clan have a Bollywood career thanks to their family name, the actor was quick to respond.
“I can act better than you Mr. Chintu, but I don’t have a father like legendary actor RK grandfather like Prithviraj Kapoor saheb,” wrote username @msirsiwal. Rishi replied, “I am absolutely sure you can Manish. Then it’s your genetic fault you don’t have what I have!”
Responding to a query that there was a perception that the Congress was associated with dynastic politics, Gandhi had said, “Most of the country runs like this. So, don’t go after me. Akhilesh Yadav is a dynast, Mr Stalin (DMK supremo M Karunanidhi’s son) is a dynast, Mr (Prem Kumar) Dhumal’s son (Anurag Thakur of the BJP) is a dynast. Even Mr Abhishek Bachchan is a dynast, also Mr Ambani.” The 47-year-old Congress leader went on to say, “That’s what happens in India and just the way India runs. The real question is if that person is a capable, sensitive person.”
Reacting to the statement, Kapoor tweeted, “Rahul Gandhi.In the 106 years of Indian cinema of India, Kapoor’s contribution is 90 years. And each generation is chosen by public on merit. By God’s grace we are in 4 generations.Prithviraj Kapoor, Raj Kapoor, Randhir Kapoor, Ranbir Kapoor-Males.Besides all others. You see otherwise. So don’t bullshit people on “Dynasty” You have to earn people’s respect and love through hard work not zabardasti and gundagardi.”
The question-answer session followed a speech Gandhi delivered at the US university on India at 70: Reflections on the Path Forward. He is the fifth generation of the Nehru-Gandhi family in politics. His father Rajiv Gandhi, grandmother Indira Gandhi and great-grandfather (Jawaharlal Nehru) all served as prime ministers.
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First Published: Sep 13, 2017 18:15 IST