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7 instances that chronicle @AnupamPkher, the angry man of Twitter

Bollywood actor Anupam Kher has often stirred up a hornet's nest with his controversial tweets.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 14, 2016 6:40:44 pm
anupam kher tweet coll main_759 Anupam Kher minces no words when it comes to expressing himself on Twitter.

Bollywood actor Anupam Kher is very active on Twitter and he makes sure his millions of followers are up-to-date on his opinions on current affairs – from the state of Kashmiri Pandits and his Pakistan visa being denied to the award wapsi issue and even comments from other members of the film fraternity. Time and again, his tweets on sensitive and political issues have gone viral because of the controversy that they stir up.

Here’s a look-back at some of the actor’s most controversial tweets.

1) When he tweeted an old picture and got lambasted: On July 12, 2016, he shared a gruesome picture of butchered Kashmiri Pandits, which many have slammed saying it was inappropriate to having shared such a picture at such sensitive times and also as it features the bodies of little kids. You can see the tweet here.

In fact, here’s him trying to reason why he shared the picture.

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2) When he commented on the Aamir-Kiran controversy: In November 2015, when Aamir Khan’s intolerance comment courted controversy, this is what Kher had to say to him in a series of tweets.

 

3) On the Padma Bhushan: Twitterati, as we know, are very clever, sharp and witty. So, when Kher shared how happy he is to have received the Padma Bhushan in 2016, people dug out his tweet from 2010 where he said “There is NO authenticity left” in the awards giving system. Talk about hypocrisy!

 

4) On being denied a visa to Pakistan: In February 2016, he claimed that Pakistan has denied him visa to attend Karachi Literary Festival because he is a Kashmiri Pandit, who may expose “Pak terror nexus”, while other 18 Indians have been given.

 

Well, the High Commission had this to say.

 

5) When he took on Shashi Tharoor: This is when Kher and Congress MP Shashi Tharoor got into a Twitter war after Tharoor made a comment on Kher’s statement, “I am scared to be called a Hindu”, and Kher called him a “Congi chamcha”.

 

6) On the JNU row: This tweet came amid the JNU row. Apparently, all those against the current regime are pests, according to Kher.

 

7) When he couldn’t get the award wapsi trend: Kher was very active when the #AwardWapsi movement took place in India, constantly sharing his views on the issue. At the time, he questioned whether Arundhati Roy was even an Indian citizen and called all the people who returned the award “Award Wapsi Gang”.

Do you think there are other instances when Kher’s tweets have stirred up controversy? Tell us in the comments below.

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