Farhan Akhtar lashes out at BJP spokesperson for his ‘low IQ’ comment during a discussion on Mersal

Farhan Akhtar said that the comment was in bad taste.

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Farhan Akhtar lashes out at BJP spokesperson for his ‘low IQ’ comment during a discussion on Mersal

During a recent TV discussion about the Mersal controversy, BJP spokesperson GVL Narasimha Rao made a shocking statement about the film fraternity in general and said that stars have a low IQ. As it so happens, Bollywood filmmaker-actor Farhan Akhtar took offence to his remark and decided to give him a piece of his mind. In a strongly-worded tweet, he said that Rao should have been ashamed of his remarks.

“How dare you, sir?? @GVLNRAO And to all film people in his ranks.. here’s what he thinks of you. #shame” he added.

Needless to say, Rao took note of his tweet and said that he was merely stating his opinion. He went on to add that Akhtar should have refrained from using phrases like ‘how dare you?’.

“Farhan ji, Expressing an opinion is not a dare. Respect stars4work. Pl do take criticism in stride. No intolerance please!” he added.

Well, this is a sensitive situation and it will be worth watching what happens next. In case you did not know, ‘Mersal’ hit screens during Deepavali and opened to a thunderous response at the ticket window while earning rave reviews along the way. Interestingly, the film contains a scene which makes fun of the central government’s GST initiative. And, not surprisingly, this has not gone down well with BJP. In fact, a lady leader even went to the extent of calling it a ‘political move’.

So, have you seen Mersal? Did you like it? Tell us in the space below.

    Anonymous

    Bollywood is filled with low IQ starkids who live in their own cieclejerks. They Pat each other on the backs and tell themselves how bright and smart they are.
    Get out of your privileged echo chambers and do something to improve the standards in Bollywood first and then propound your theories on economics. Idiots.

    Anonymous

    Lol … BJP lecturing people on tolerance.

    Anonymous

    It is true. Bollywood people have low iq. They live in a bubble.

    Anonymous

    Pretending to be man of the world while condemning Kangana for talking about her life and having an opinion.

    Anonymous

    Mediocre actor , film maker and bad singer.
    I can’t understand why DCH is supposed to be a ground breaking film. It’s about a bunch of westernized elites have first world problems. FA was the one who started the trend of shallow films about superficial people aping the Americans and Europeans.

      Anonymous

      Thumbs up! I cant find like button 🙂

    Anonymous

    ” Expressing an opinion is not a dare” is a true fact. Farhan should have expressed himself better.

    Anonymous

    Farhan, while it’s commendable that you’re standing for what you believe in, I wish to see more headlines about you on your upcoming movies which would acquire a cult status similar to Dil Chata Hai. All the best.

    Anonymous

    Oh please he has no idea about the subject other then on the superficial level!!

    Anonymous

    I love you Farhan…you are so gorgeous!

    Anonymous

    Why is he doing a scandal now? His movie already flopped.

      Anonymous

      Lol exactly what I was thinking!

    Anonymous

    why is farhan becoming more and more like his father? speak when not spoken to ;/

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