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Naseeruddin Shah’s oblique attack on Kher stirs controversy

Bureau | Updated on: Friday, May 31, 2019, 02:56 PM IST

Bollywood actor Naseeruddin Shah at the film ``Sona Spa`` event in Mumbai. (Photo: IANS) |
Bollywood actor Naseeruddin Shah at the film ``Sona Spa`` event in Mumbai. (Photo: IANS) |
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New Delhi: Veteran Bollywood actor Naseeruddin Shah’s veiled comments against Anupam Kher today drew sharp reactions from his former co-star and some members of the film fraternity.

In an apparent dig at Kher, Shah had said, “A person who has never lived in Kashmir has started a fight for Kashmiri Pandits. Suddenly, he has become a displaced person.”

“Shah Saab ki Jai Ho. By that logic NRIs should not think about India at all.:),” Kher had tweeted. The actor later said that he had spoken to Shah to clarify the matter. Kher said Shah denied making that statement.

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When approached for his comments, Shah said, “I don’t want to say anything. I don’t want to give any reaction. This is misreporting.”

Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar wrote on Twitter, “You don’t have to be Kashmiri to fight for #KashmiriPandits plight. Every Indian should condemn the brutality and support their resettlement.” Replying to Bhandarkar, Pandit said, “Well said Sir. Just like @NaseerudinShah who is from #Meerut but raised his voice for #GujaratRiots.”

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Published on: Saturday, May 28, 2016, 05:53 PM IST