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Rishi Kapoor gets trolled for slamming Rahul Gandhi; but still gets the last word

Rishi Kapoor took umbrage at Rahul Gandhi's comment on dynastic contribution across politics, business and films, while responding to a question after his speech at UC, Berkeley. The actor even got trolled for his comments, but still got the final word.

By: Trends Desk | New Delhi | Updated: September 13, 2017 6:51 pm
rishi kapoor, rishi kapoor slammed, rishi kapoor rahul gandhi, Rahul Gandhi speech Actor Rishi Kapoor took to Twitter to give Rahul Gandhi a piece of his mind, and ended up getting trolled instead. But that wasn’t all! (Source: File Photo)

Rahul Gandhi has lately been in the news for delivering a speech on ‘India at 70’ at the University of California, Berkeley. After the event, the Congress vice-president held a Q&A session where he answered various questions ranging from his role in the party to him running for the Indian prime ministerial post in 2019. Things seemed to be going pretty smoothly, till one person from the audience reportedly asked him about the prevalent dynasty trend that the Indian National Congress follows.

Gandhi apparently responded, saying, “Most of the country runs like this. So, don’t go after me. Akhilesh Yadav is a dynast, Mr Stalin (DMK supremo M Karunanidhi’s son) is a dynast, Mr (Prem Kumar) Dhumal’s son (Anurag Thakur of the BJP) is a dynast. Even Mr Abhishek Bachchan is a dynast, also Mr Ambani. That’s what happens in India and just the way India runs.”

Well, turns out, his response to the question did not go down well with actor Rishi Kapoor, who then took to Twitter to give Gandhi a piece of his mind. In his tweets, the actor slammed Gandhi for his opinion on dynasty, asking him to earn respect instead of defending the dynasty trend. He tweeted: “Rahul Gandhi.In the 106 years of Indian cinema of India, Kapoor’s contribution is 90 years. And each generation is chosen by public on merit”; “By God’s grace we are in 4 generations.Prithviraj Kapoor.Raj Kapoor.Randhir Kapoor.Ranbir Kapoor-Males.Besides all others. You see otherwise”; “So don’t bulls**t people on “Dynasty” You have to earn people’s respect and love through hard work not zabardasti and gundagardi.”

These are the tweets:

His tweets got a mixed reaction on Twitter. While many appreciated the actor for being upfront, there were others who defended Gandhi, saying they were the people’s choice. There were others who also seemed miffed with the actor for only including men’s name in terms of appreciating good actors.



A couple of hours later, someone tweeted to Rishi Kapoor, saying: “I can act better than you Mr. Chintu, but I don’t have a father like legendary actor RK grandfather like Prithviraj Kapoor saheb.”

Instantly, Kapoor shot back and gave the user a befitting reply.

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  1. Manoj Kumar Prasad
    Sep 20, 2017 at 12:58 am
    I don't understand why now a days Mr. Rishi Kapoor is behind Rahul Gandhi his tone was not the same before 2014, Mr. Kapoor is giving lecture on dynasty, whereas, he himself grown up, due to dynasty, not only this he also introduced his son in the film industry. Qya sir koi chakkar to nahi Hai, koi award, koi post pane ka irada to nahi Hai. Modiji se aspect mat kijye, waise bhi modiji ke pas caroro bhakt Hai, pahle unko malai chakhyenge ki apko. Hoshiyar, chatukarita karna Mana hai
    1. Manoj Kumar Prasad
      Sep 17, 2017 at 11:50 am
      Are Rishi Kapoor sir, you don't told your trollers that Karina Kapoor married to a Muslim if you say this your trollers will stop following you. You should also mention that how you have introduced as hero. I thought you were doing back ground dance before entering to cinema and you're not from famous dynasty. Don't be biased for the sake of popularity chill men your age has gone to get popularity.
      1. S
        Sep 14, 2017 at 11:06 pm
        Why did somebody ask Rahul to apply for a Congress ticket without his surname and whether even he would approve that candidature
        1. P
          Sep 14, 2017 at 3:04 pm
          We are thankful to Rishi Kapoor for not throwing us in Auschwitz or Sobibor for our 'genetic faults.'
          1. S
            Sep 14, 2017 at 2:49 pm
            just ask Rahulji to get a bank clerk job on his own...if he is successful then next make him PM ... then he will know who is running the country and how
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