After Naseeruddin Shah Calls Him A 'Sycophant', Anupam Kher Hits Back & Says He's 'Frustrated'
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Amid ongoing unrest in the country, Bollywood actor Naseeurdin Shah chose to speak his mind on how the current government is leading the way. Speaking to a leading publication, the veteran actor said, “If living 70 years here and doing whatever I could, does not prove me to be in India, I don’t know what does. About the present circumstances, he said, “I am not afraid, I am not anxious, I am angry.”

 

But he didn't just stick to the nationwide protests or Citizenship Amendment bill. Shah went a step ahead and lashed out at colleague and actor Anupam Kher. 
 
"Someone like Anupam Kher has been very vocal. I don’t think he needs to be taken seriously. He’s a clown. Any number of his contemporaries from NFD and FTII can attest to his sycophantic nature. It’s in his blood, he can’t help it."
 
Anupam Kher, who has time and again, put his views forward, whether it was regarding Kashmiri Pandits or CAB, chose to make a video and put it on social media, lashing out Naseeruddin Shah.
 
“Janab Naseeruddin Shah Sahab, I watched the interview you gave about me. You said that I am clown, and should not be taken seriously; that I am a sycophant and that all of it is in my blood. Thanks for these compliments, but I don’t take what you said seriously at all. However, I never bad-mouthed you, or said anything rude to you. But now I would like to say that you have spent your entire life, despite all the success, in frustration. If you can criticise Dilip Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan, Rajesh Khanna, Shah Rukh Khan, and Virat Kohli, then I am sure I am in great company. 
 
 
Also, none of these people took your statements seriously. Because we know that this is not you talking but all the substances you’ve consumed for years. They’ve clouded your judgement of what is right and what is wrong. If saying bad things about me gets you headlines for a couple of days, then this is my gift to you. May God keep you happy, your well wisher, Anupam. And do you know what’s in my blood? Hindustan,” Anupam said in the video. 
 
Naseerudin did not stop at Anupam Kher, he slammed other Bollywood stars too saying, “silence of big-name stars is not surprising. They feel they have a lot to lose. But even Deepika Padukone has a lot to lose and she did come out in public to show her solidarity.” 
 
It will be interesting to see Naseeruddin Shah's further reaction on this.

 
 


 
 


 
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