Naseeruddin Shah told Imran Khan that India has been a democracy for 70 years and knows how to look after herself
New Delhi: Bollywood actor Naseeruddin Shah slammed Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, asking him to be concerned about the matters of his own country and not to interfere in India’s business. Shah said India has been a democracy for 70 years and knows how to look after herself.
“I think Mr Khan should be walking the talk in his own country instead of commenting on issues that don’t concern him. We have been a democracy for 70 years and we know how to look after ourselves,” Shah said.
This came after Khan drew parallels between Shah's recent comments to Muhammad Ali Jinnah's beliefs.
"I read what Naseeruddin Shah had to say about the current situation of India, what he is saying now, Jinnah said the same all those years ago," Khan had said.
Khan on Saturday said he will "show" the Narendra Modi government "how to treat minorities", amidst controversy over Shah's remarks on mob violence in India.
Shah finds himself at the centre of a major controversy over his remarks on the spate of mob lynching cases in India following the killing of a policeman in Uttar Pradesh's Bulandshahr district earlier this month.
He said the death of a cow was being given importance over the killing of a policeman in the violence.
In the interview, the actor had also expressed concern over the well-being of his children, who he said have not been brought up as followers of any particular religion.
Last Updated Dec 23, 2018, 3:58 PM IST