Twinkle Khanna slams Naseeruddin Shah for calling Rajesh khanna ‘poor actor’ WHO'S HOT Actress turned author Twinkle Khanna retorted at Naseeruddin Shah’s comment on her father, actor Rajesh Khanna on Saturday saying, “Mediocrity is attacking a man who can’t respond.” Mr Shah, in an interview to Hindustan Times said that late actor Rajesh Khanna introduced mediocrity in Hindi films. “It was the 70’s when mediocrity came in Hindi films. That’s when the actor called Rajesh Khanna joined the industry. For all his success, 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.” On Saturday Ms Khanna, who has acted in film like Mela and Baadshah, tweeted: Follow Twinkle Khanna ✔@mrsfunnybones Sir if u can’t respect the living ,respect the dead-mediocrity is attacking a man who can’t respond @NaseerudinShah https://twitter.com/htshowbiz/status/756823598124310529 … 9:25 PM – 23 Jul 2016 3,4613,461 Retweets 4,6694,669 likes Filmmaker Karan Johar tweeted in Ms Khanna’s support: Follow Karan Johar ✔@karanjohar I agree with you @mrsfunnybones…due respect to seniority but this was in exceptionally bad taste and not becoming of a fraternity member.. 9:32 PM – 23 Jul 2016 438438 Retweets 1,7941,794 likes Rajesh Khanna, the actor for whom the term ‘superstar’ was coined, died of cancer in July 2012. He was the star of films like Aradhana, Kati Patang and Safar. Twinkle Khanna, an author married to actor Akshay Kumar, is the elder of Rajesh Khanna’s two daughters with actress Dimple Kapadia. Shah said that it was during the 70’s that the industry became less content driven. “The quality of script, acting, music and lyrics deteriorated. Colour came in. You could make a heroine wear a purple dress and hero a red shirt, go to Kashmir and make a movie. You didn’t need a story. This trend continued and I certainly think Mr Khanna had something to do with it because he was God in those days,” says the 67-year-old actor. The new generation of actors, too, don’t impress Shah much. “Where are they? Please tell them to put their hands up and I would like to interrogate them. They claim they love cinema, but what do they create? People who just snap their fingers and choose any project they want are insecure. The guys who are financially secure for the coming ten generations are mostly insecure and they will not dare step out of line,” he says.