Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor has complained about the poor quality of certain roads in Madhya Pradesh and requested Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan to improve their condition.
"At a time when excellent roads are being constructed everywhere in India, highways and four-laneways are being developed, why such roads are not being constructed here (in Madhya Pradesh)," Kapoor told journalists at Hoshangabad yesterday.
"This road which connects Bhopal to Nagpur is full of narrow lanes. I will request your (of Madhya Pradesh) Chief Minister to improve the roads in the state," he added.
Kapoor expressed his grievance after travelling on about 75-km long stretch to Hoshangabad from the state capital.
"I have witnessed heavy traffic when coming from Bhopal. It was terrible," Kapoor complained while talking to journalists.
This road, which Kapoor travelled yesterday, passes through Budhni -- the home turf of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan. The road from Bhopal to Hoshangabad further leads to Nagpur.
Earlier, actress-turned-politician Hema Malini and another Bollywood star Raveena Tandon too had expressed displeasure over the poor quality of certain roads in the state.
Kapoor had come to Hoshangabad to participate in a function to inaugurate a music institution.
Meanwhile, a group of saffron activists had also staged a protest in Hoshangabad yesterday on Kapoor's arrival.
These activists were protesting against Kapoor's twitter confession about beef-eating.