Twinkle Khanna calls out Naseeruddin Shah for 'poor actor' remark; apologies follow

FP Staff

Jul 25, 2016 10:18:12 IST

Actress-turned-writer Twinkle Khanna has slammed veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah for calling her late father and Bollywood superstar Rajesh Khanna a "poor actor".

According to media reports, in an interview, Naseeruddin was quoted as saying: "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."

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.

Twinkle also got support from Karan Johar, who tweeted:

Meanwhile, Naseeruddin Shah has apologised for his remark, according to this Hindustan Times report. "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.

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.

(With inputs from IANS)

Updated Date: Jul 25, 2016 10:18:32 IST

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