Anupam Kher, Nazeeruddin lock horns over Kashmiri Pandits


In the recent times, we have witnessed Anupam Kher voiced his opinion about Kashmiri Pandits. But the veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah expressed his dissatisfaction over the matter and indirectly took a dig at Anupam Kher.

"A person who has never lived in Kashmir has started a fight for Kashmiri Pandits. Suddenly, he became a displaced person," said the National Award winner

"A person who has never lived in Kashmir has started a fight for Kashmiri Pandits. Suddenly, he became a displaced person," said the National Award winner

Filmmaker Ashok Pandit extended his support to Kher. Pandit said, "Naseeruddin Shah should apologise to Anupam Kher."

"Shah also did not live in Gujarat, then why did he raise voice against Gujarat riots," he added.

Madhur Bhandarkar tweeted#You don't have to be Kashmiri to fight for #KashmiriPandits plight.Every Indian should condemn the brutality and support their resettlement.

Naseerudding Shah denied making such statement against Kher, #I have not said any such thing, this is all misreporting, Naseeruddin Shah remarked.

Naseeruddin Shah also discussed lyricist Javed Akhtar's farewell speech in the Rajya Sabha on the issue of Bharat Mata Ki Jai slogan.

"I am sad that statements like these (referring to AIMIM MP Asaddudin Owaisi) are made and then they are not even condemned. Like Javed sahab said, 'It is his right to say 'Vande Mataram' and 'Bharat mata ki jai'. I will say it with my choice not because somebody asks me to,' I support him. Nobody has a right to question my love for my country," he said.

Shah also congratulated BJP on completing two years of governance but also asked the Indians to give some more time to Modi government before coming to any conclusions against them.

"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, " he said.

However, he expressed concern about the recent debate over changes in the text book content in some parts of the country.

"People are taking decisions and making perceptions too fast. I think we should give the government more time. But, there are few things which make me concerned, like the kind of alterations in the text books those are the things to worry about," Shah said.