Scriptwriter Salim Khan has criticised Naseeruddin Shah for his comments that superstar Rajesh Khanna was responsible for bringing 'mediocrity' in Bollywood in the '70s.

Recently, in an interview, Shah said that '70s was the time when mediocrity came in Hindi films and also when Khanna joined the industry, who according to him was a "poor actor".

Calling Khanna the first and the last superstar of his times, Salim said an actor has to be extraordinary to rule the industry and people's hearts for long.

He continued,

In an apparent reference to Shah, the 'Sholay' writer said,

Salim, 80, is the latest celebrity to slam Shah for his remarks after Khanna's daughter Twinkle and filmmaker Karan Johar criticised the veteran actor.