Mumbai: Twinkle Khanna has hit out at veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah, who said that her late father Rajesh Khanna was responsible for bringing 'mediocrity' in the Hindi film industry in the '70s. Twinkle, 42, the elder daughter of Rajesh Khanna and Dimple Kapadia, tweeted, "Sir if you can't respect the living, respect the dead – mediocrity is attacking a man who can't respond @NaseerudinShah."
In an interview Shah said, I think Mr. Khanna was a very limited actor. In fact, he was a poor actor. Intellectually, he wasn’t the most alert person I have ever met. His taste ruled the industry.”
Rajesh Khanna, who made his debut in 1966 with “Aakhri Khat”, gave several hits like “Anand”, “Haathi Mere Saathi”, “Kati Patang”, “Bawarchi” and “Aradhana”. He was officially bestowed with the title The First Superstar of Indian cinema at Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Awards in 2005.