Veteran Bollywood actor Anupam Kher tweeted Wednesday morning that chanting “Bharat Mata Ki Jay” should be the “only definition” of nationalism for those living in India. The message came a few days after AIMIM MP Asaduddin Owaisi, said he will not chant the now controversial slogan.
“Rest all are escape routes,” Kher said.
The only definition of NATIONALISM for Bharatwasis should be “Bharat Mata Ki Jai”. Rest all are escape routes.:)
— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPkher) March 16, 2016
Well, the comment did not go down well with Twitterati, who just couldn’t stop talking about Kher’s gyaan.
. @AnupamPkher sir “Jai Hind!” Aur “Vande Maataram!” allowed hain ya ye bhi escape route category hai?
— Anirudh Chaudhry (@AnirudhChaudhry) March 17, 2016
.@AnupamPkher So dear “Bharatwasis” go do riots, rapes, scandals, murders, spread hatred nd in the end chant “Bharat Mata Ki Jai”! All fine!
— Pankaj Mishra (@pankajmishra23) March 16, 2016
— Joy (@Joydas) March 16, 2016
@AnupamPkher where do I collect my Nationalist certificate from? Your office address please
— #WorldT20 (@mufeed) March 16, 2016
@AnupamPkher I have heard hardly any ppl in Kerala / TN/ Karnataka/ North East say ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ Take it they are traitors
— RKHURIA (@rkhuria) March 16, 2016
— Vinay Prasad (@VPra52) March 16, 2016
@AnupamPkher sir any specifics abt how many times should I chant it? Is it an hourly basis or once in a year will do?
— Alok Deshpande (@alokdesh) March 16, 2016
@AnupamPkher Godse might hv said “Bharat Mata ki Jai” umpteen times before killing Gandhi ji,So it can’t b d only definition of NATIONALISM
— NIDA (@123nida321) March 16, 2016
— AV (@Ankita14v) March 16, 2016
@AnupamPkher Hypocrisy! .Ask a destitute displaced tribal or a bereaved farmers family if he wants to say Bharat Mata ki jai fm his heart.
— Sanjiv Mathur (@SanjivMathur1) March 16, 2016
@AnupamPkher ok Bharat Maata Ki Jai
now come to real issue when your party bring back Mallya with 9000cr tax payer money!
— Intekhab Alam (@Bhola4U) March 16, 2016
@AnupamPkher ur slogan is urs don’t force it on others…tomorrow u will say Modi Ji Ki Jai is nationalism :) for other Free Padmas
— Shahnaz Qayoom (@ShahnazQayoom) March 16, 2016