Anupam Kher in JNU: How can students make hero out of someone out on bail?

Kher's remarks came hours after JNU students Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya were granted an interim six-month bail by Delhi's Patiala House Court on Friday.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: March 18, 2016 8:29 pm
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Bollywood actor Anupam Kher, who has been critical of JNU students in wake of the sedition row, today questioned how can one who “speaks ill” of the country be celebrated as if he was an Olympic medal winner.

Kher, who was at JNU campus for screening of his movie “Buddha in a traffic jam” made a reference of JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar saying, “he is out on bail, he hasn’t come back with a medal from Olympics that he should be accorded such huge welcome.”

“One who talks ill of the country, how can he be celebrated as hero? Has he got an Olympic medal? He is out on bail. He is not Sachin, Saina or Hanumanathappa,” he said, without naming Kanhaiya.

“He said that he comes from a poor family but my question is what did you contribute to remove their poverty? My father’s salary was Rs 90 when I got my first scholarship of Rs 200 and I had sent Rs 110 to my family. What did you do,” he asked.

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The screening of Kher’s film went on amid shouting of slogans by Left-affiliated groups who gave him a thumbs down. Kher had earlier alleged that JNU refused to screen his film considering the present atmosphere at the campus, a charge denied by the university. Further attacking Kanhaiya, Kher asked, “You talk about everything that according to you is wrong in the country. But what did you contribute to nation other than your criticism? “Let’s not talk about what is not working in the country but what is happening in the country. You are here to study and not do politics and even if you are doing it, don’t do any politics against the country,” he said.

“I also heard someone saying that he wants freedom in India and not from India. If the country is your home than how is freedom in or from is different,” he asked. Lauding Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Kher said, “It is after years that we have got such a good prime minister. We are also trying to get you all back on road to revolution and patriotism.”

Referring to himself as a true Indian he said, “The India in me will always be alive. I am not old. I am like our country who will get younger with times.”

 

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First Published on: March 18, 2016 7:49 pm
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    Aditi
    Mar 20, 2016 at 6:33 am
    Of course. And we should listen to your esteemed intellectual self, why?
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      Archana Das
      Mar 18, 2016 at 4:41 pm
      Mr kher, they are political activist, they are not criminal. Political activism is part of the Democratic process. Otherwise it will become Syria. In machure democracy political activists are never jailed. You don't see it in European countries or in US. One can always differ by opinion. This is for your information
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        Aap
        Mar 18, 2016 at 3:56 pm
        He should ask those who made them Heros by going down and counting cond. ...
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          Bhawarlal Dixit
          Mar 18, 2016 at 7:18 pm
          Everything was setup. They had been working for months to frame Modi, Shah and Gujarat's cops.
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            Bhawarlal Dixit
            Mar 18, 2016 at 5:52 pm
            Lalit Modi escape conspiracy was hatched in December 2013. And BJP became the scapegoat, as usual.
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              Bhawarlal Dixit
              Mar 18, 2016 at 6:45 pm
              Law in Gujarat was one sided before 2002 like Peshawar. Women could not go out in some localities. Police used to fear before taking any action on any incident citing mob violence. Daylight killings of people protesting against cow slaughter.
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                Bhawarlal Dixit
                Mar 18, 2016 at 6:30 pm
                For the first time in history a newly elected leader has said I am not here to punish congress for any of their past wrongdoing. Journalism is also using freedom of pen. Trying to make up for their losses in the last decade.
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                  Bhawarlal Dixit
                  Mar 18, 2016 at 5:31 pm
                  If government is going to free all people agitating against their motherland, any country will become like war torn Syria.
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                    commentaorji
                    Mar 18, 2016 at 4:38 pm
                    Anupam kher better clean your house first then preaching others. Did your high command or you at least spoke of MLA who broke a poor animal .... does this didn't make an sense to you either
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                      MyTake
                      Mar 18, 2016 at 6:48 pm
                      The low lives who hate to see some hard working ones doing progress by their own effort and value their and their people's dignity more than anything else is out their to see everything good in negative light! These people are a curse on humanity who are mostly p a r a s i t e s living on other's blood and failing to make any positive contribution to the humanity. They are a drag on humanity!
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                        MyTake
                        Mar 18, 2016 at 6:41 pm
                        There is something fundamentally wrong with Indian education system. For lack of good ideals students end up picking wrong ones for the k I c k in their life! India has failed to give students an ideal that will be beneficial both to them and to the people. It appears it is only by accidents that good people have come out of the the system or those who left India good become good citizen of the world which is confirmed further by the oft talked about fact that India progressed only at "night" when the Govt. (previous) was failing to do anything or was at "sleep" at the wheel! India is the only "independent" country in the world where good people have to justify their work and not the questiobable ones!
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                          MyTake
                          Mar 18, 2016 at 6:55 pm
                          This is what happens when one produces Nehruvian Pandits left and right out of l a z y b u m s who do not have to fund their "education" and not really worthy for others to fund it either! Premium of a different kind that people end up paying for "worshiping" wrong ideals in life!
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                            Nish
                            Mar 18, 2016 at 4:06 pm
                            Kher is playing dirty politics.....it is not movie where u change rolls from rapist to comedian....such biased moron who forgot gujriot2002. Why he is after the students?seems he lost all senses like his hair.....disgusting
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                              Mohammad paedophile
                              Mar 19, 2016 at 7:18 am
                              Respect to Mr.Anupam Kher , he is absolutely right
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                                Mohammad paedophile
                                Mar 19, 2016 at 7:19 am
                                and we are ashamed people like you are citizens of this country
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                                  Mohammad paedophile
                                  Mar 19, 2016 at 7:44 am
                                  yes we 'sanghis' will not rest until you radical italian,islamic terror boot licking b tar dss will not die
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                                    Naresh
                                    Mar 18, 2016 at 7:37 pm
                                    well, we made a PM and party chief out of something charged much more sinister...... what's your thought on this Shri Shri Anupam Maharajji?
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                                      Shashi
                                      Mar 18, 2016 at 4:02 pm
                                      Kher, you are talking nonsense .
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                                        TIHAEwale
                                        Mar 18, 2016 at 9:51 pm
                                        just like you sing peans for your tadipaar PARTY CHIEF
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                                          Seema
                                          Mar 19, 2016 at 3:01 am
                                          Feels very proud that atleast someone has guts to stad and show the mirror to so called phd students who in the name os expression of freedom say anything about anyone. Mr kher is absolutely right one who has nothing done foe his familt/ country how can he criticize the countey. First finish ur studies and do something for the family/ nation to where u belong...
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                                            vvvvv
                                            Mar 19, 2016 at 7:56 am
                                            How you became hero after joining BJP the same way... Aha.. Aha,.. Great joke by Anapum Kher
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