Naseer has apologised and it’s over, so move on: Akshay Kumar1,456 views
The actor urged everyone to drop the issue upon being prodded on Naseeruddin Shah’s comments on the late Rajesh Khanna.
Mumbai: Akshay Kumar has clarified that he’s got nothing more to add to the on-going controversy regarding Naseeruddin Shah’s comments on his late father-in-law and yesteryear’s Bollywood superstar Rajesh Khanna.
“It’s ok. Everything is over now, he (Naseeruddin)
apologised. Let’s move on,” the ‘Airlift’ actor said in an interview, when
asked about Shah’s comments on Khanna.
Akshay wasn’t too pleased when there was further prodding on the issue.
“He apologised and it’s over. There is nothing so
don’t try to get something from me so that you (media) can
write something,” he added.
The superstar wants the matter to die and urges everyone to move on.
“Let the industry be together… When someone has
apologised, you should be gracious enough to say it’s over,”
the ‘Rowdy Rathore’ star concluded.
Salim Khan slams Naseeruddin Shah for dig at Rajesh Khanna
When film and theatre actor Naseeruddin Shah called Rajesh Khanna a “poor actor” responsible for bringing in mediocrity into Hindi cinema, it was anybody’s guess that the veteran had stirred a hornet’s nest. Rajesh Khanna has had a fan following and support that few from his generation or any generation for that matter, can lay claim to in the industry and one of his many ardent supporters happens to be lyricist and writer Salim Khan. Khan called out Naseer for his comment on social media on Wednesday.
“An actor passed my house and saw a big crowd waiting for Salman. He called me up to say he has not seen anything like this before. I told him I have seen bigger crowds many times outside Rajesh Khanna’s house. He was the first and the last superstar of the millennium. Anyone calling him a mediocre actor should know that no one can reach these heights unless he has something extraordinary to offer,” Salim wrote on Twitter.
Taking a dig at Shah’s comment perhaps he added, “Frustration and bitterness are difficult to cure but carrying the same for such a long time is unheard of.”
Salim wasn’t the only one to speak up after the comment though. Rajesh Khanna’s daughter Twinkle, wife Dimple and filmmaker Karan Johar also made their disappointment amply clear. To which, Naseer apologised by saying, “I apologise to those who were personally offended, my intention was not to attack him (Rajesh Khanna).”