Mumbai. After the intense politics of Union minister VK Singh’s urge to rename Delhi’s Akbar Road to Maharana Pratap Marg, it seems like Rishi Kapoor has also joined the chorus, questioning- ‘why everything in the country is named after the Gandhis.’
The 63-year-old actor tweeted suggesting to rename some of the landmarks,” Change Gandhi family assets named by Congress. Bandra/ Worli Sea Link to Lata Mangeshkar or JRD Tata link road. Baap ka maal samjh rakha tha?”
“We must name important assets of the country who have contributed to society. Har cheez Gandhi ke naam? I don’t agree. Sochna log!” said another tweet by Kapoor, once known as the Indian cinema’s best romantic actor.
Taking a jib, he tweeted, “Why Indira G International Airport? Why not Mahatma Gandhi or Bhagat Singh Ambedkar or on my name Rishi Kapoor. As superficial. What say?”
“Film City should be named Dilip kumar, Dev Anand ,Ashok Kumar ya Amitabh Bachchan ke naam? Rajeev Gandhi udyog Kya hota hai?” he went on. “Imagine Mohamad Rafi Mukesh Manna Dey Kishore Kumar venues on their name like in our country. Just a suggestion.”
Raj Kapoor, his father who broke new grounds in Indian cinema, also found a mention. “Raj Kapoor has made India proud over the years all over even after his death. Certainly more than what has been perceived by politics,” he tweeted.