Bollywood actor Naseeruddin Shah took potshots at fellow actor Anupam Kher saying that someone who’d never lived in Kashmir suddenly started fighting for Kashmiri Pandits.
“A person who has never lived in Kashmir has started a fight for Kashmiri Pandits. Suddenly, he became a displaced person.” Shah said.
Kher has been vocal about his fight for Kashmiri Pandits, especially their rehabilitation in the Valley.
He has faced similar criticism in the past as well. On May 17, when he was posed with this question, he had this to say.
If Sonia Ji born in Italy can be a Congress President & talk about India. Then I, a Kashmiri pandit born in Shimla can talk about Kashmir.— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPkher) May 17, 2016
As Narendra Modi government celebrates two years in power, veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah says citizens of the country should give more time to it before making perceptions though he feels a bit worried by the “changes made in few textbooks”. He, however, says the government is not “stupid” enough to turn the nation towards “dark ages”.
The 66-year-old actor was in the national capital to promote his film “Waiting” which released on Friday. “I believe the people in the government are not stupid to understand the choices in front of them, either to build a modern India or to take us back into the dark ages. I think they are not stupid to take the second choice.
“Not for anything else but to at least be in power. I am not leaving the hope. If we will leave the hope it means we have lost the battle,” he added.
The three-time National award-winning actor supported noted lyricist Javed Akhtar’s statements during his farewell speech in Rajya Sabha saying nobody has the right to question a person’s love for their motherland.
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