‘Baap ka maal'? Rishi Kapoor opposes naming public institutions after Gandhis

Rishi Kapoor has attacked the trend of naming public institutions after members of the Nehru-Gandhi family in a series of tweets

FP Staff May 18, 2016 10:24:43 IST
‘Baap ka maal'? Rishi Kapoor opposes naming public institutions after Gandhis

Rishi Kapoor is a man not known to mince his words. He believes in speaking his mind — and on Twitter, where he tweets under the handle of @chintskap, and has over 1 million followers — he has quite the audience for sharing his “mann ki baat”.

In the night hours, especially, Rishi is known to be quite the prolific tweeter, taking on everything that happens to have invited his ire.

Most recently, the Kapoor & Sons actor, has a bee in his bonnet over the renaming of public institutions after politicians. Specifically, the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty.

Baap ka maal Rishi Kapoor opposes naming public institutions after Gandhis

Rishi Kapoor. File photo/IBN

In a series of tweets on Tuesday night, Rishi attacked this trend, and wondered why the names of illustrious cultural ambassadors — such as Kishore Kumar, Manna Dey, Lata Mangeshkar, Dev Anand, Raj Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan — or eminent industrialists like JRD Tata, were not used for more public institutions.

Among the institutions whose names he took umbrage with were the Rajiv Gandhi Sea Link (better — and more prosaically — known to Mumbai residents as the Bandra-Worli Sea Link) and the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi.

“We must name important assets of the country (after people) who have contributed to society. Har cheez Gandhi ke naam? I don't agree. Sochna log!” Rishi tweeted, adding in another post, “Baap ka maal samajh rakha hai?

This is not the first time Rishi has tweeted his thoughts about the Gandhi family. A few days ago, he had tweeted about the AgustaWestland scam, while in April 2015, when there was a lot of media attention on Rahul Gandhi's return to India after a sabbatical, the veteran actor had tweeted: "Why this fuss and hullabaloo? Someone just back after a holiday yaar give him a break. When is he to enjoy his money? In faltu days na? Samjho".

Read the tweets by Rishi Kapoor here:

Updated Date:

also read

BJP carrying out relief work amid COVID-19, while Opposition goes into quarantine, says JP Nadda
India

BJP carrying out relief work amid COVID-19, while Opposition goes into quarantine, says JP Nadda

Targeting the Opposition for crying foul over vaccine availability, the BJP chief said 'those making a noise about vaccines now are the ones who earlier raised doubts about the jabs'

Twitter may soon launch Super Follows paid service for users with more than 10,000 followers
News & Analysis

Twitter may soon launch Super Follows paid service for users with more than 10,000 followers

The Super Follows service will be limited to users with more than 10,000 followers, who have posted at least 25 tweets in past 30 days, and are 18 years or older.

Twitter may soon rollout Facebook-like 'cheer', 'sad', 'hmm', and 'haha' emoji reactions
News & Analysis

Twitter may soon rollout Facebook-like 'cheer', 'sad', 'hmm', and 'haha' emoji reactions

While clearly inspired by Facebook reactions, Twitter may take a different approach on the moods or emotions that users will be able to use to react on a post.