Bollywood actor Naseeruddin Shah kept social media circles abuzz on Saturday when he allegedly referred to Anupam Kher and said, "A person who has never lived in Kashmir has started a fight for Kashmiri Pandits. Suddenly, he became a displaced person." The National Award winner has, however, denied making the statement, reported India Today.
Kher was quick to respond, as he took to Twitter and said, "Shah Saab ki Jai Ho. By that logic NRIs should not think about India at all". Coming out in support of Kher, filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar said, "You don't have to be Kashmiri to fight for Kashmiri Pandits' plight. Every Indian should condemn the brutality and support their resettlement."
Shah allegedly made the remark in Delhi while promoting his recent film Waiting. Among other things, he also congratulated the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party on its completion of two years in power at the Centre. "I believe the people in the government are not stupid to understand the choices in front of them, either to build a modern India or to take us back into the dark ages. I think they are not stupid to take the second choice, " he said.