Lyricist-scriptwriter Javed Akhtar youtube
Akhtar said this at the first-ever Bangalore Poetry Festival organised by ‘Atta Galatta.’
Actor Rajesh Khanna youtube
Shah’s comments have not gone down well with a lot of people with Akhtar’s former scriptwriting partner Salim Khan attributing the veteran actor’s remarks to “frustration and bitterness”.
Rajesh Khanna’s daughter Twinkle Khanna mid-day
In an interview, Shah had said that 70s was the time when mediocrity came in Hindi films and also when Khanna joined the industry, who according to him was a “poor actor”.
He won three Filmfare Best Actor Awards and was nominated for the same 14 times. He was awarded the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005.