Rishi Kapoor, who is known for his outspokenness on social media, seems to have taken particular offence to Rahul Gandhi's reference to Bollywood while speaking on "dynasty politics".
The 65-year-old actor, Rishi Kapoor who once backed Karan Johar for his nepotism while mentioning the importance of merit in the success of a person has now criticised Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi for his comment on "Dynasty legacy".
Rahul, in his speech at the University of California in Berkeley, had talked about how dynasties are a fact of life in India. In the 106 years of Indian cinema of India, Kapoor's contribution 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". He said that even though five generations of the family had worked in Bollywood, Kapoor family members were still chosen by the public on basis of merit.
Earlier on Tuesday, responding to a question that there was a perception that the Congress was patronizing dynastic politics, Rahul Gandhi amused the audience saying Akhilesh Yadav, Stalin, Abhishek Bachchan, the children of Ambani etc. are all dynasts.
"By Gods grace we are in 4 generations. You see otherwise (sic)", he added. Randhir Kapoor. Ranbir Kapoor-Males. "You have to earn people's respect and love through hard work not zabardasti (force) and gundagardi (rowdyism)", he tweeted.
He wrote, "Change Gandhi family assets named by Congress.Bandra/Worli Sea Link to Lata Mangeshkar or JRD Tata link road".
Well, the Abhishek Bachchan "dynast" remark didn't go down well with Rishi Kapoor and he ridiculed Rahul Gandhi on Twitter by asking him to not "bulls**t people about dynasty".
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".