Two of Bollywood’s most respected veteran actors, Naseeruddin Shah and Anupam Kher, are allegedly engaged in a war of words over Kashmiri Pandits.
Naseer, a three-time National award-winning actor, on Friday, allegedly took potshots at Kher, who has been vocal about his fight for Kashmiri Pandits, especially their rehabilitation in the Valley, saying, "A person who has never lived in Kashmir has started a fight for Kashmiri Pandits. Suddenly, he became a displaced person."
In response, Kher tweeted, "By that logic, NRIs should not think about India at all".
Shah Saab ki Jai Ho. By that logic NRI's should not think about India at all.:) Naseeruddin Shah on Anupam Kher https://t.co/UtQrtZ66we— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPkher) May 27, 2016
Kher also re-tweeted some reactions
You don't have to be Kashmiri to fight for #KashmiriPandits plight.Every Indian should condemn the brutality and support their resettlement.— Madhur Bhandarkar (@imbhandarkar) May 28, 2016
Naseer, however, denied making the statement about Kher, and told ANI that 'this is all misreporting'
I have not said any such thing, this is all misreporting :Naseeruddin Shah on his statement on Anupam Kher pic.twitter.com/8mNABd6cHc— ANI (@ANI_news) May 28, 2016
Kher too said that he had spoken to Shah to clarify the matter, and said that the latter denied making that statement.