Salim Khan lashes out at Naseeruddin Shah on social media

The latest to vent his anger on veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah for his comment on Rajesh Khanna is noted scriptwriter Salim Khan. Salim Khan highly slammed Shah for calling Rajesh Khanna a mediocre actor.

In a series of tweets, Salim Khan not only lashes out at Naseeruddin Shah but recounted Rajesh Khanna’s popularity.

#I told him I have seen bigger crowds many times outside Rajesh Khannas house. He was the first and the last superstar of the millenium.

#Anyone calling him a mediocre actor should know that no one can reach these heights unless he has something extraordinary to offer.

#Frustration and bitterness are difficult to cure but carrying the same for such a long time is unheard of

In an interview to a leading publication house, Naseeruddin had said, "For all his success, I think Mr Khanna was a very limited actor. In fact, he was a poor actor. Intellectually, he wasn't the most alert person I have ever met. His taste ruled the industry."

To which daughter Twinkle Khanna strongly condemned, "Have some respect for the dead."

Even the actor’s wife Dimple Kapadia responded, "I just want to say that while I understand that everyone has the right to their own opinion, the man's career and legacy speak for him. I don't need to over-emphasise his accomplishments or what he has done for Hindi cinema. You know them, I know them, millions of his fans know them as well."

Later Naseeruddin Shah apologised saying he was talking about a phase in Bollywood, and not a particular person.