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Naseeruddin Shah claims he didn't comment on Anupam Kher's Kashmiri Pandit campaign. But Twitter has made up its mind

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 28 May 2016, 17:14 IST

Bollywood veterans, Naseeruddin Shah and Anupam Kher have found their names in a latest controversy surrounding the latter's campaign for Kashmiri Pandits.

As per the initial reports emerged, Shah had allegedly commented against Kher's participation on the issue. However, he later gave a statement that he never made any comment against Kher and his campaign.

Media reports had quoted Shah as saying, "A person who has never lived in Kashmir has started a fight for Kashmiri Pandits. Suddenly, he is a displaced person".

Kher, on the other hand, said he found it hard to believe that a personality of Shah's stature would make such a comment. He said:

"I have great regard for Naseerudin Shah. I don't think the comment was made by him but seems it was attributed to him by someone. My roots are in Kashmir. I don't want to prove my credential of being a Kashmiri Brahmin. It's a very insensitive statement, I don't think such a statement befits from a person like him."

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And in a development, Shah has said that he had never made such a statement: He told ANI that it was an instance of misreporting.

Kher, who has been helming a campaign to support the return of the Kashmiri Pandit community to the Valley, had taken to Twitter to express his dissappointment over Shah's alleged comments.

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Many Twitter users backed Kher. Take a look:

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First published: 28 May 2016, 17:14 IST
 
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