Now, Om Puri pulls up Naseer for his words
So, Naseeruddin Shah called late Rajesh Khanna a “poor actor”. Khanna’s daughter Twinkle Khanna slammed him, and Naseer apologised. But his colleague, actor Om Puri is in no mood to let Naseer get away with his words so easily.
“I wonder why Naseer called Rajesh Khanna a poor actor! How was he poor and in relation to whom? A lot of people would compare Naseer and me unfavourably with internationally renowned actors like Marlon Brando, Richard Burton and Robert De Niro. It’s like comparing the Taj Mahal with the Eiffel Tower... I don’t think Naseer or I can ever dream of achieving the kind of success Rajesh Khanna did,” says Puri, who also reprimands Naseer for not respecting the dead.
“There is no need to assess the work of a fellow-actor specially one who is no more. Why doesn’t Naseer comment on the caliber of contemporary actors like Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Aamir Khan and Mr Amitabh Bachchan? These actors can speak for themselves if they want,” adds Puri.