Anupam Kher has hit back at veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah for calling him 'a clown'. In a video on Twitter, Kher said that Shah has lived his entire life in frustration, inspite of tasting huge success.
Anupam Kher added that if Naseeruddin Shah could criticise the likes of Dilip Khanna, Rajesh Khanna, Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan and Virat Kohli, then he is in a great company. Kher further added Shah cannot differentiate between right and wrong because of the "substances he has been consuming" for years.
जनाब नसीरुदिन शाह साब के लिए मेरा प्यार भरा पैग़ाम!!! वो मुझसे बड़े है। उम्र में भी और तजुर्बे में भी। मै हमेशा से उनकी कला की इज़्ज़त करता आया हूँ और करता रहूँगा। पर कभी कभी कुछ बातों का दो टूक जवाब देना बहुत ज़रूरी होता। ये है मेरा जवाब। pic.twitter.com/M4vb8RjGjj— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPKher) January 22, 2020
Earlier, in an interview with The Wire, Shah said his fellow actor Anupam Kher, who has been "very vocal" in his support to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its policies, is a clown.
Shah said: "Someone like Anupam Kher has been very vocal. I don't think he needs to be taken seriously. He's a clown. Any number of his contemporaries from NFD and FTII can attest to his sycophantic nature. It's in his blood, he can't help it."