He’s known for expressing his opinions on all subjects on Twitter. On Tuesday, Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor picked a rather unlikely target: the Nehru Gandhi family. The veteran actor was unsparing in his attack, as he questioned why everything in the country is named after the Gandhis.
Not known for his political correctness, the 63-year-old actor took to Twitter on Tuesday demanding that national assets named after the Gandhi family should be renamed.
“Baap ka maal samajh rakha tha (Do they consider it to be their family property)?,” he asked.
Change Gandhi family assets named by Congress.Bandra/Worli Sea Link to Lata Mangeshkar or JRD Tata link road. Baap ka maal samjh rakha tha ?— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) May 17, 2016
If roads in Delhi can be changed why not Congress assets/property ke naam? Was in Chandigarh wahan bhi Rajeev Gandhi assets? Socho? Why?— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) May 17, 2016
We must name important assets of the country who have contributed to society. Har cheez Gandhi ke naam? I don’t agree. Sochna log!— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) May 17, 2016
The actor also questioned why public institutions are not named after Bollywood icons and suggested that Film City should be named after legends like Dilip Kumar, Dev Anand, Ashok Kumar and Amitabh Bachchan.
Film City should be named Dilip Kumar,Dev Anand,Ashok Kumar ya Amitabh Bachchan ke naam? Rajeev Gandhi udyog Kya hota hai? Socho doston!— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) May 17, 2016
Imagine Mohamad Rafi Mukesh Manna Dey Kishore Kumar venues on their name like in our country. Just a suggestion— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) May 17, 2016
The veteran actor who has over 1 million followers on Twitter continued his barrage against the Gandhi family.
Why Indira G airport International ? Why not Mahatma Gandhi or Bhagat Singh Ambedkar or on my name Rishi Kapoor. As superficial! What say?— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) May 17, 2016
Raj Kapoor has made India proud over the years all over even after his death. Certainly more than What has been perceived by politics.— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) May 17, 2016
The prolific tweeter is known for making several politically charged tweets from time to time. His last tweet on a political issue was on May 4, where he had some interesting things to say on the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper scam that put the Congress party on the mat inside and outside the Parliament. What’s still not known is what set off the tweets against the Gandhi family, but he did find a lot of support online:
@chintskap rishi saab, agar inka bas chale to Twitter ko bhi rename karke Rajiv Gandhi Jan-Sandesh Yojna bolna shuru karde— Hardik Shah (@hardikrs) May 17, 2016
@chintskap Sir, it is because they have ruled the country for ages now. They have made it their baap ka maal & named it after Indira/Rajiv— Sharmilla K (@KatiyarSharmila) May 18, 2016
@chintskap if Congress had their way they would even name India to “Gandhistan”— NoToSilence (@akdwaaz) May 17, 2016