Mumbai, Jul 24: Twinkle Khanna has hit out at veteran performing artist Naseeruddin Shah, who said that her late father Rajesh Khanna was in charge of bringing “average quality” in the Hindi film industry in the ’70s.
Twinkle, 42, the senior girl of Rajesh Khanna and Dimple Kapadia, tweeted, “Sir on the off chance that you can’t regard the living, regard the dead – average quality is assaulting a man who can’t react @NaseerudinShah.”
In a meeting, Shah had said that 70’s was the time when average quality came in Hindi movies furthermore when Rajesh Khanna joined the business, who as indicated by him was a “poor on-screen character”.
Twinkle’s companion and producer Karan Johar concurred with the on-screen character turned-creator and scrutinized Shah, saying his remarks were in “uncommonly awful taste”.
“I concur with you @mrsfunnybones… due appreciation to rank yet this was in uncommonly awful taste and not appropriate for an organization part,” Johar posted on Twitter.
Rajesh Khanna, who was Bollywood’s first hotshot, kicked the bucket of disease in July 2012 at 69 years old. He has featured in movies like “Baharon Ke Sapne”, “Aradhana”, “Haathi Mere Saathi”, “Amar Prem” and “Aap Ki Kasam” among others.
He won three Filmfare Best Actor Awards and was named for the same fourteen times. He was granted the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005.