Twin­kle’s an­gry, Naseer apol­o­gises

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Ac­tor Twin­kle Khanna is miffed at vet­eran ac­tor Naseerud­din Shah for call­ing her late fa­ther, Bol­ly­wood su­per­star Ra­jesh Khanna, a “poor ac­tor”.

She took to Twit­ter to slam the 65-year-old: “Sir if you can’t re­spect the liv­ing, re­spect the dead — medi­ocrity is at­tack­ing a man who can’t re­spond Naseerud­din Shah.” Film­maker Karan Jo­har, too, sup­ported Twin­kle. “I agree with you @ mrs­fun­ny­bones... due re­spect to se­nior­ity but this was in ex­cep­tion­ally bad taste and not be­com­ing of a fra­ter­nity mem­ber,” KJo tweeted.

Talk­ing to HT, Naseerud­din had said in a re­cent in­terview: “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, a poor ac­tor. In­tel­lec­tu­ally, he wasn’t the most alert per­son I’ve met. His taste ruled the in­dus­try.”

On con­tact­ing Naseerud­din for his re­ac­tion to Twin­kle’s dis­ap­proval, he 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.

PHOTO: GANESH LAD / FOTOCORP

PHOTO: KU­NAL PATIL/HT

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