Rajesh Khanna was a poor actor, says Naseeruddin Shah

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    sputnik 3 years ago

    Twinkle Khanna was obviously mad at Naseer’s statement and she tweeted this.

    And Karan Johar tweeted this.

    According to Karan Johar you are not supposed to criticize another actor if they are a ‘fraternity’ member.

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    Rajesh Khanna was a ‘limited’ actor but he did not bring mediocrity to Hindi cinema in the 70s. Mediocrity has always been there in Hindi cinema.

    He was excellent in Anand, his career best performance and very good in movies like Safar, Bawarchi, Namak Haraam and Aradhana.

  2. Yakuza 3 years ago

    Yes everyone has right to criticize , so as others to criticize Naseer for irresponsible statement lacking objectivity and facts. Rajesh Khanna was good actor (and I realized this more with his later work in Swarg and Avatar) and he has given more number of good movies than Naseer and less number of crap movies than Naseer. Period.

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      sputnik 3 years ago

      Agree that “Yes everyone has right to criticize , so as others to criticize Naseer for irresponsible statement lacking objectivity and facts. ” but Twinkle has a problem because Naseer criticized her father. So where is the objectivity?

      And Karan is such a phony. He will always fake praise stars and superstars which he himself admitted to in a recent article. So he should have shut up and not get involved.

      Like I said above “Rajesh Khanna was a ‘limited’ actor but he did not bring mediocrity to Hindi cinema in the 70s. Mediocrity has always been there in Hindi cinema.

      He was excellent in Anand, his career best performance and very good in movies like Safar, Bawarchi, Namak Haraam and Aradhana.”

      Rajesh Khanna had a lot of hit movies in the early 70s but once Amitabh came into the picture his career pretty much ended. He hardly had any hits post 1975. Even from among the many hits of Rajesh Khanna not many are watchable today or have aged well. His mannerisms which initially made him charming later on made him a caricature. His looks which were part of his charm initially did not last long.

      Naseer is outspoken and says lot of stuff which doesn’t make sense and people should just ignore him. Naseer is a better actor than Rajesh Khanna but he has also done a lot of mediocre and crap movies too.

      Here are the good movies or good performances of Naseer – Masoom, Junoon, Katha, JBDY, Woh Saat Din, A Wednesday, Iqbal, Sarfarosh, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, Khuda Kay Liye, Firaaq, Droh Kaal, Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa, Mirch Masala, Khamosh. I like Hero Hiralal too which was a flop. I have not seen many of his art films for which he became famous. He had a few hits like Jalwa, Tridev, Karma which I don’t really care for.

  3. aryan 3 years ago

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