Rishi Kapoor: I take pride in the fact that public toilet is named after me
In an amusing turn of events preceding the ongoing verbal war between the Congress loyalists and Rishi Kapoor, Congress supporters in Allahabad have named a Sulabh Shauchalaya (public toilet) after the veteran actor. They have been up in arms against Kapoor since his tweet on May 17 that suggested that names and airports and other important places should be named after Bollywood actors and sport heroes, instead of only concentrating on Gandhi and Nehru and their family members.
When asked for a reaction to a toilet being dedicated to him, Kapoor guffawed and said, "I am thrilled. At least I will be of some use to someone. These people (Congress loyalists) are of no use to anyone. I take pride in the fact that the Sulabh Shauchalaya is named after me because it is the Prime Minister’s pet project right now."
Continuing the conversation, Kapoor said, "On a serious note, it really doesn’t matter to me what they do. They seem to have not understood what I implied by my tweets. I have nothing against the Nehru or Gandhi family. I am against the people exploiting their family name. I have been trying to say that I am against how blindfolded these people are to such issues. I am not saying anything wrong or disrespectful of Gandhi or Nehru or their family members. What I am saying is of national importance; people should realise the folly of naming everything after two families. This is just an observation by a citizen of the country and I have every right to voice my opinion. I know I have ruffled a few Congress feathers but they have misunderstood my intentions."