Anupam Kher Praises Rishi Kapoor’s Dabangg Anti-Congress Tweets

Anupam Kher supports Rishi Kapoor on stripping public assets of the Gandhi family’s legacy

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Anupam Kher and Rishi Kapoor: Two of a kind (Photo: Twitter)

Veteran actor Anupam Kher on Wednesday supported his colleague Rishi Kapoor’s views on going beyond political names while naming important assets of the country. He says instead of tracing political motivation in the remarks, one should take Kapoor’s statement seriously.

The actor, who has time and again expressed his views in a brazen manner, stressed on the importance to recognise ‘legends’ of other fields like arts, cricket and cinema. Anupam Kher, in his attempt to support Rishi Kapoor, also lauded the present Narendra Modi government, saying that they don’t ‘have any yojna (scheme) named after any political leaders.

I am not surprised. I am happy that he said it. At least somebody as senior as Rishi Kapoor ji thought about it...I am sure a lot of people think lot of things...But putting it on social website needs a lot of courage. It needs not only courage but genuine thought. I think its very important.
Anupam Kher, Actor

In a series of explosive tweets, Rishi Kapoor deprecated the fact that previous Congress governments have named important assets of the country after the Gandhi family. He also suggests that the present government must consider renaming public assets after those who have contributed to society outside of politics as well.

Supporting his views, Anupam Kher told a leading news channel that Rishi Kapoor’s statement should be taken very seriously since the seasoned actor understands the pulse of the millions that he has entertained for decades.


In the same vein, Kher also explained why he stands strongly in support of Rishi Kapoor.

I think it is important to appreciate the achievements from many other people from India whether it is the JRD Tata, Lata Mangeshkar, Sunil Gavaskar, Dhyan Chand...they have kept the flag of India flying on such a big level.
Anupam Kher

Anupam Kher is all praises for Rishi Kapoor’s dabangg tweets, and frankly, so are we.

Rishi Kapoor, who is a very forthright person and he has not necessarily said all the right things, but why should we attribute a reason behind it and demean or sort of make it less important by immediately coming to a conclusion that this is a political statement? It is not a political statement.
Anupam Kher

On its part, the Congress reacted to Rishi’s comments by saying people were targeting the Gandhis “to get into the good books” of the ruling BJP.

(With inputs from IANS)

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