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Javed Akhtar Says Naseeruddin Shah Does Not Like Successful People

Published on 7 August, 2016 at 5:36 pm By

Lyricist-scriptwriter Javed Akhtar has slammed Naseeruddin Shah for his comments that actor Rajesh Khanna was responsible for bringing “mediocrity” in Bollywood in the 1970s.

Lyricist-scriptwriter Javed Akhtar youtube

Lyricist-scriptwriter Javed Akhtar youtube

Criticising Shah for his comments, Akhtar said, “It’s simple – Naseeruddin Shah does not like successful people. I have never heard him praise any successful person. He criticises Dilip Kumar; he criticises Amitabh Bachchan.”

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Akhtar said this at the first-ever Bangalore Poetry Festival organised by ‘Atta Galatta.’

Actor Rajesh Khanna youtube

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”.

Twinkle Khanna mid-day

Rajesh Khanna’s daughter Twinkle Khanna mid-day

Khanna’s daughter Twinkle too had said Shah should not have attacked a man who is dead and cannot defend himself.

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”.

Khanna died of cancer in July 2012 at the age of 69. He starred in films like Baharon Ke Sapne, Aradhana, Haathi Mere Saathi, Amar Prem and Aap Ki Kasam among others.


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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.

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