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Rishi Kapoor slams Rahul Gandhi on 'dynasty' comments

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor has taken exception to Rahul Gandhi's reference of while talking about dynasty politics during his speech at Berkeley.

Kapoor said each generation of his family has been "chosen on merit" by the public and the Kapoors' contribution to the 106 years of Indian cinema is 90 years.


Rahul, in his speech at the in Berkeley, had talked about how dynasties are a fact of life in He, however, did not mention the Kapoor family in his speech.

"Most parties in have that problem So...Mr is a dynast. Mr Stalin (son of in DMK) is a dynast... Even Abhishek Bachchhan is a dynast. So that's how runs. So don't get after me because that's how they is run. By the way, last, I recall, Mr Ambanis are running the business. That's also going on in So that's what happens in India," Rahul had said while listing several prominent Indians born into famous families.

Kapoor, however, posted a series of tweets as a reaction to Rahul's speech.

" In the 106 years of Indian cinema of India, Kapoor's contribution is 90 years. And each generation is chosen by public on merit," Kapoor tweeted.

"By God's grace we are in 4 generations. Prithviraj Kapoor. Raj Kapoor. Randhir Kapoor. Ranbir Kapoor - Males. Besides all others.

"You see otherwise. So don't bull**it people on 'dynasty'. You have to earn people's respect and love through hard work not zabardasti (forcibly) and gundagardi."

Kapoor had courted controversy last year too when he suggested that roads and building named by the Congress after the Gandhi family be changed.

"If roads in Delhi can be changed, why not Congress assets/property? Why Indira G airport International ? Why not or Bhagat Singh Ambedkar or on my name Rishi Kapoor. As superficial! What say?," he had said.

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First Published: Wed, September 13 2017. 16:57 IST
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