Azam Khan hits back at Jaya Prada, calls her 'naachne waali'

Controversy's favourite child senior Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan made a derogatory remark about former party colleague Jaya Prada after the latter called him ‘Allaudin Khilji’.

Addressing crowds at an event, Khan said, "Padmaavat was made. Heard Khilji's character is very bad. Padmaavati left this world before Khilji's arrival. But now, a woman, a naachne waali (dancer), has made some remark about me. Tell me, if I entertain this 'naachne gaane wali', how will I concentrate on politics?"

Azam made this unpleasant remark about Jaya Prada after the actress turned politician said that Sultan Alauddin Khilji’s character in Bhansali’s movie ‘Padmaavat’ reminded her of Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan.

Jaya also said that she was “harassed” by Khan during one of the elections in which she was contesting.

“When I was watching Padmaavat, Khilji’s character reminded me of Azam Khan ji, how he had harassed me during elections when I was contesting,” the former MP from Rampur constituency in Uttar Pradesh said.

Jaya Prada’s relationship with SP leader turned bitter in 2009. The former actress once accused Azam Khan of egotism and foul play on previous occasions. In 2009, Jaya had accused Khan of spreading her ‘cheap’ posters to tarnish her image. The bitter rivalry of the two leaders surfaced in 2012 with Jaya promising to destroy Khan’s “arrogance”.

In 2010, Jaya Prada and Amar Singh were expelled from the Samajwadi Party.