Naseeruddin Shah calls Rajesh Khanna a poor actor, Twinkle Khanna responds
As a man who is literally worshiped in the film industry, has been termed the first superstar of Bollywood, Rajesh Khanna, was undoubtedly the one of the most successful actors of all time. His films, his songs and his flamboyant persona was something that’s even alive in the minds of today’s generation. However, for a senior actor like Naseeruddin Shah, Rajesh Khanna was just a mediocre actor. In his latest interview, Naseeruddin Shah said that 70’s was the era when mediocrity in films crept in with reference to Late Rajesh Khanna. To this, Rajesh Khanna’s daughter Twinkle Khanna has gave out a stun reply to Naseeruddin Shah on Twitter.
— Twinkle Khanna (@mrsfunnybones) July 23, 2016
This came out in response to Naseeruddin Shah’s quote that read, “It was the 70’s when mediocrity came in Hindi films. That’s when the actor called Rajesh Khanna joined the industry. For all his success, I think Mr Khanna was a very limited actor. In fact, he was a poor actor. Intellectually, he wasn’t the most alert person I have ever met. His taste ruled the industry. The quality of script, acting, music and lyrics deteriorated. Colour came in. You could make a Heroine wear a purple dress and hero a red shirt, go to Kashmir and make a movie. You didn’t need a story. This trend continued and I certainly think Mr Khanna had something to do with it because he was God in those days..”