Published: Wed, September 13, 2017
World | By Paul Elliott

Earn people's respect: Rishi Kapoor on Rahul Gandhi' 'dynasty' comment

Earn people's respect: Rishi Kapoor on Rahul Gandhi' 'dynasty' comment

Rishi Kapoor took his anger out on Twitter posting some harsh tweets addressing the Congress Vice-President and has criticised him for his comments and advised Rahul Gandhi to work towards earning the respect of people instead of forcefully staking his claim.

Just as the nepotism debate was dying down, Rahul Gandhi seems to have ignited the topic once again by adding fuel to the fading fire and this has irked veteran actor Rishi Kapoor.

The Kapoor family has its name in the Guinness World Records for providing the maximum number of actors to Bollywood.

Gandhi made a decision to somewhat merge the two things together when during a press conference in Berkeley, USA, he included Abhishek Bachchan while talking about dynasty.

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.

Minister of Information and Broadcasting, Smriti Irani held a press conference after Rahul Gandhi's speech and openly criticised his act and went as far as calling him a "Failed Dynast".

Rishi Kapoor was responding to the remarks of Rahul Gandhi about dynastic politics and that most of the country runs like this. In a series of tweets, Kapoor lashed out at Gandhi for referring to Bollywood, while talking about the presence of dynasts all across India. He wrote, "By God's grace we are in 4 generations". Akhilesh (Yadav), (MK) Stalin and even (actor) Abhishek Bachchan are dynasts. "Besides all others. You see otherwise". Prithviraj Kapoor, Raj Kapoor, Randhir Kapoor, Ranbir Kapoor-Males.

He also asked Gandhi not to give "bullsh*t" on dynasty and that he should earn respect and of people through hard work and not "zabardasti" (force) or "gundagardi" (hooliganism).

On the acting front, he was last seen in "Kapoor and Sons" and will next be seen in movies like "Patel Ki Punjabi Shaadi" and "102 Not Out".

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