‘Go see a psychiatrist’, Javed Akhtar lashes out at Shekhar Kapur


Lyricist Javed Akhtar and filmmaker Shekhar Kapur got into Twitter fight after  Shekhar Kapur on Sunday tweeted about his life, saying that he started as a refugee of Partition, and has always lived his life in the fear of 'intellectuals' who have made him feel small and insignificant.

Highly miffed with his tweet, lyricist Javed Akhtar burst out at Shekhar Kapur and asked him to see a psychiatrist. 

Akhtar wrote back, “Who are these intellectuals who embraced you and you found that embrace like a snake’s bite? Shyam Benegal , Adoor Gopal Krishna , Ram Chandra Guha? Really? Shekhar saheb you are not well . You need help. Come on, there is no shame in meeting a good psychiatrist.”

He added, “What do you mean by still a refugee Does it mean that you feel like an outsider n not an Indian and you don’t feel that this is your motherland. If in India you are still a refugee where will you not feel like a refugee ,In Pakistan? Cut this melodrama you poor rich but lonely guy.”

He continued, “You introduce yourself as neither prejudiced by the past nor afraid of the future living in this moment and in the same breath you say you are a refugee of partition and still a refugee. One doesn’t need a magnifying glass to see the contradiction.”