Twinkle Khanna lashes out at Naseeruddin Shah

Former actress cum writer Twinkle Khanna lashes out at veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah for calling her late father and yesteryear superstar Rajesh Khanna ‘a poor actor’.

In an interview to a newspaper, Naseeruddin was quoted as saying: "It was the 1970s when mediocrity came in Hindi films. That's when the actor called Rajesh Khanna joined the industry. 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."

Displeased with Shah’s remark, Twinkle slammed the actor on social media, "Sir if you can't respect the living, respect the dead -- mediocrity is attacking a man who can't respond Naseerudin Shah," Twinkle wrote.

Karan Johar also backed Twinkle Khanna. Karan wrote#I agree with you @mrsfunnybones...due respect to seniority but this was in exceptionally bad taste and not becoming of a fraternity member..

When situation turned worse, Naseeruddin Shah apologized. Shah said, "I apologise to those who were personally offended, my intention was not to attack him (Rajesh Khanna)," tweeted India Today.

Rajesh Khanna in his heydays delivered many hits including Aakhri Khat, Anand, Haathi Mere Saathi, Kati Patang, Bawarchi, Aradhana and the long list goes on. He was honored with Dadasahed Phalke award in 2005.