Farhan Akhtar Slams BJP Spokesperson For Questioning Film Stars' IQ, Asks 'How Dare You?

| October 23 , 2017 , 15:58 IST

Indian commoners admire film artists to such an unmeasurable extent and many negative comments thrown at them hits home. The central government seems not to realise that, which is why they keep poking the people in the showbiz business.

In a recent interview given to a renowned news channel, GVL Narasimha Rao, a BJP spokesperson gave out an offending statement while expressing his views on the ongoing 'Mersal' row. Apparently, his words didn't sit well with the Bollywood actor Farhan Akhtar who hit back at him through a tweet.

Farhan Akhtar is one of the most versatile, unbiased and sensible actor Bollywood has ever seen, so his outburst on Rao's remark was justified. The spokesperson has stated, "Filmstars have a very low IQ and very low general knowledge", following which Akhtar expressed his "shame" on Twitter.

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In an angry tweet, Farhan wrote, "How dare you, sir?? And to all film people in his ranks.. here’s what he thinks of you. #shame." He also tagged the minister to voice out his rage while sharing the video clip.

The controversial Tamil film 'Mersal' is making headlines due to its various references to Goods and Services Tax which the BJP ministers have advocated has presented the central taxation regime in a bad light.

Many filmmakers and actors have lent their support for the film and criticised the central government for breaching the filmmakers' "freedom of expression". Earlier, the latest joiner of Tamil Nadu Politics, Kamal Hasaan has backed the film and requested the government to not "re-censor" the film.

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Following Kamal, former Union Minister P Chidambaram also took a dig at the controversy and tweeted a sarcastic notice on his Twitter handle notifying the filmmakers that soon only government praising films will be allowed.

Congress Vice-President, Rahul Gandhi also didn't leave the opportunity to attack the Indian Prime Minister directly by asking him to not "demon-etise" the pride of Tamil Nadu by interfering with the artistic expression of his economic regime.