Kashmiri pandit row: Kher hits back at Naseeruddin, finds his comments 'foolish'

Kashmiri pandit row: Kher hits back at Naseeruddin, finds his comments "foolish"

By: || Updated: 28 May 2016 09:25 AM
New Delhi: Actor Anupam Kher has hit back at senior actor Naseeruddin Shah for saying that “a person who has never lived in Kashmir has started a fight for Kashmiri Pandits.”

 

Speaking exclusively to ABP News, Kher said Naseeruddin is senior to him but found his comments to be “foolish”.  The ‘Saaransh’ actor said as Indian he had the right to speak about various issues happening in the country and will not stop doing so.

 

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“Naseer sahab is a friend and senior to me in profession but it is surprising and top of it a very foolish comment. I have the right to speak about any community, any issue; I can talk about Punjabis, Tamil, Muslims and not just about Kashmiris. I don’t have to provide a bonafide certificate to anyone. Being a Kashmiri, I have the right to speak about them as they are living as refugees in their own country.”

 



 

All the spotlights went on the two actors when Shah reportedly took a potshot at the ' Saaransh' actor during the promotion of his new flick 'Waiting.'

 

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He questioned the authenticity of Kher's campaign for Kashmiri Pandits, saying "A person who has never lived in Kashmir has started a fight for Kashmiri Pandits. Suddenly, he became a displaced person."

 

Later, while speaking to newsagency ANI, the ' Waiting' actor clarified, "I have not said any such thing. This is all misreporting.

 

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