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Naseer vs Anupam: ‘Clown’. ‘Substance abuse’. ‘Frustration.’ War of words between actors gets nasty

The two actors have had a verbal spat.

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Last Updated: Jan 23, 2020, 12.07 PM IST
Shah (left) called Kher (right) a 'clown'.
Shah (left) called Kher (right) a 'clown'.
Given the recent anti-CAA protests in the country and the subsequent violent attack on JNU students, several Bollywood actors have been taking a strong stance on the current state of affairs. Renowned actor Naseeruddin Shah, in an interview with an online portal, appreciated celebrities like Deepika Padukone who grabbed the headlines for her controversial visit to the JNU.

However, Shah went on to slam Kher who himself is a BJP supporter and his wife Kiron an MP of the party from Chandigarh. Critiquing Kher, he said, “he does not need to be taken seriously, he is a clown. Any number of his contemporaries can attest to his sycophantic nature.”

Kher, however, did not take kindly to Shah’s comments. The 64-year-old actor posted a video on Twitter, berating Shah for his distasteful comments.

“A message for Mr. Naseeruddin Shah. He is older to me both in terms of age and experience. I have always respected his craft and will continue to do so. But sometimes, we need to reply to some comments. Here’s my response”, wrote Kher.

In the video, the ‘Hotel Mumbai’ star launched a vicious attack on Shah, and went as far as accusing him of substance abuse.

‘I saw your interview about me’, began Kher. He went on to say that he has never passed negative comments about Shah and that he doesn’t take what the ‘Sarfarosh’ star says seriously.

“Despite the success you’ve achieved, you’ve spent your entire life in frustration. If you can go on to criticise stars like Dilip Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan and Virat Kohli, then I am sure I am in great company”, said Kher.

Kher continued, “None of these people took your statements seriously because they all know that it is not you, but the substances talking, because of which you cannot differentiate between right and wrong”.

Shah hasn’t responded to Kher’s comments yet. The public fallout between the two actors over political opinions came as a surprise to many. Both Kher and Shah had starred together in the critically acclaimed film ‘A Wednesday’.

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