Naseeruddin Shah made a rather unusual statement on veteran actor Rajesh Khanna last week while giving an interview. The actor quoted, "It was the 70s 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."
Rajesh Khanna's daughter Twinkle Khanna, who is known for her 'straight- forward' nature was furious about the statement made by Naseeruddin Shah. She expressed her anger on her twitter by tweeting, "Sir if u can't respect the living ,respect the dead-mediocrity is attacking a man who can't respond @NaseerudinShah."
As this issue went viral, several other Bollywood celebs also showed their support to Twinkle. Filmmaker Karan Johar tweeted, "I agree with you @mrsfunnybones...due respect to seniority but this was in exceptionally bad taste and not becoming of a fraternity member.." Director Kunal Kohli also showed his support by tweeting, "@mrsfunnybones the legend of Rajesh Khanna cannot be even mildly affected by the callous words of Naseer Saab."
The latest news is that Naseeruudin Shah has apologised for his remark and Twinkle confirmed this news again by tweeting, "All due regard toMrShah's reality,mine=a man who loved cinema& did films likeAnand,AmarPrem,KatiPatang thank u folks for all the love."