Anupam Kher Calls Naseeruddin Shah ‘Frustrated’ And A ‘Substance Abuser’ After The Latter’s ‘Clown’ Remark

Amar Singh Rathore

Naseeruddin Shah and Anupam Kher got into a brawl of words when the former called him a ‘clown’ earlier but seems like Kher has got the final punch right.

Post the whole ‘clown’ affair which happened where veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah called Anupam Kher a ‘clown’, Kher has retorted back by addressing him on social-media making an almost savage video where he termed Shah as ‘frustrated’ and even a ‘substance abuser’ out & loud. The actor posted a video on Twitter where he said that he has no issues with Shah addressing him as a clown because if it helps him to keep relevant, he is happy to help. Kher said,

“If you could criticise Dilip Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan, Rajesh Khanna, Shah Rukh Khan or Virat Kohli, then I’m sure I’m in great company. And none of them has taken your statements seriously. Because we all know this is not you speaking. The substances you have been consuming for years have taken away your sense of judging what is right and what is not,” 

See the whole video here,

He also called him a senior at age and at work saying that he still respects him & his art. He wrote,

”He is older than me even in age and in experience. I have always respected his art and will keep doing the same. But sometimes it is very important to answer a few things bluntly. This is my answer.”

Boom! Here is where we feel he expressed what he felt in very respectful yet clever way. This all happened when Naseeruddin Shah was giving an interview to a news portal where he was addressing about the CAA-NRC amendments and started talking about Anupam. He called him a ‘clown’ and said that he is extremely vocal. He had said on Wednesday,

“Someone like Anupam Kher has been very vocal. I don’t think he needs to be taken seriously. He is a clown. Any number of his contemporaries from NSD and FTII can testify to his sycophantic nature. It is in his blood. He can’t help it.”

Well, it is very clear that Mr Kher hasn’t left a stone unturned in showing his support to the government and it’s decisions. He also said in his video towards the end that it is the country which lies inside him. He said, “You know what’s in my blood? Hindustan” and we feel this exchange of words must stop now because what is happening in the country holds much more value and importance than these two veterans exchanging and taking out names for each other.

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