Rishi Kapoor slams Rahul Gandhi for dynasty comment; says 'hard work, not family' takes you to the top

FP Staff

Sep,13 2017 15:08:38 IST

Rishi Kapoor is not the one to mince words and that is reflected quite often in his tweets and interviews. This time, the veteran actor took to Twitter to school Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi.

MUMBAI, INDIA - APRIL 3: Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor poses for an exclusive HT shoot at his residence Banglo Krishna, Pali Hill, Bandra on April 3, 2013 in Mumbai, India. (Photo by Prodip Guha/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

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Gandhi, at a recent interactive session in University of California, Berkeley, was asked about Congress being a dynastic party. Gandhi responded by saying that India runs on dynastic politics, and that the trend was seen across fields (not just politics).

He further cited Abhishek Bachchan as an example — pointing out that the junior Bachchan's career in films a product of the same practice.

Now Rishi Kapoor was not named by Rahul Gandhi on this occasion. However, that didn't stop the actor from taking offence to Gandhi's words, and he immediately took to Twitter to make his disapproval clear.

Over a series of tweets, Kapoor — whose clan is known as the 'First Family' of the Hindi film industry — told Rahul Gandhi that it was hard work, and not a surname, that took one to the top of their field:

Here's what Kapoor had to say:


The Kapoors have their name in the Guinness Book of World Records for providing the maximum number of actors to an industry, with exponents dating back to four generations.

Updated Date: Sep 13, 2017 15:11 PM