Mumbai: The Congress workers staged a protest outside Rishi Kapoor’s residence here on Wednesday over his ‘Baap ka maal samjh rakha thaa” jibe at the Gandhis and alleged that the actor had links with the BJP and RSS.
One of the Congress protestors said Rishi Kapoor has denounced the Nehru-Gandhi family with his unwarranted remark.
“He has earned money by dancing and drama where as Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi have given their lives for the nation. Rishi Kapoor is a BJP, RSS guy and if he continues to defame the Nehru-Gandhi family then we will make his life difficult,” he added.
Another protester echoing similar sentiments said the actor is making such comments to please the BJP top brass.
“Was Rishi Kapoor sleeping till today? Nehru-Gandhi family has given lives for this nation. He is doing this to make the top rung of the BJP happy. We will not allow the screening of his films in theatres,” he said.
The actor had earlier in a series of tweets slammed the grand old Party and the Gandhi family for keeping the names of every roadway and railways after them.
“Change Gandhi family assets named by Congress.Bandra/Worli Sea Link to Lata Mangeshkar or JRD Tata link road. Baap ka maal samjh rakha tha ?” he wrote.
“If roads in Delhi can be changed why not Congress assets/property ke naam? Was in Chandigarh wahan bhi Rajeev Gandhi assets? Socho? Why?” the actor added.
The veteran actor then asked for suggestion from people on whether the names can be after film personalities like Dilip Kumar, Dev Anand, Ashok Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan and others.