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Dynasty row: Actor Rishi Kapoor slams Rahul Gandhi on Twitter

Rishi Kapoor is known for being forthright and expressive on Twitter and this is not the first instance where Kapoor has critcised Congress or its leaders Photograph: (Zee News Network)

WION Web Team New Delhi, India Sep 13, 2017, 09.08 AM (IST)

Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor posted a series of tempered tweets reacting to Rahul Gandhi's speech in the US where the Congress vice-president made a reference to Bollywood while elaborating on dynasty politics.

Gandhi cited the example of Amitabh Bachchan and his son, Abhishek Bachchan while explaining "dynasty legacy" saying that “Dynastic politics is a problem in all political parties. Most of the country runs like this. That’s how India works. Akhilesh (Yadav), (MK) Stalin and even (actor) Abhishek Bachchan are dynasts. Even (Prem Kumar) Dhumal’s son (Anurag Thakur) is a dynast, so don’t go just after me.”

Rahul was at the University of California, Berkeley to deliver the speech.

While Rahul said nothing in particular about the Kapoor family, the actor seems to have taken direct offense over the comment. 

Kapoor tweeted, "Rahul Gandhi. In the 106 years of Indian cinema of India, Kapoor's contribution is 90 years. And each generation is chosen by the public on merit", "By God's grace we are in 4 generations. Prithviraj Kapoor. Raj Kapoor. Randhir Kapoor. Ranbir Kapoor - Males. Besides all others. You see otherwise", 

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In another tweet, he wrote: "So don't bull**it people on 'dynasty'. You have to earn people's respect and love through hard work, not zabardasti and gundagardi."

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Rishi Kapoor is known for being forthright and expressive on Twitter and this is not the first instance where Kapoor has critcised Congress or its leaders. 
Earlier, he used the social media platform to express his disapproval towards roads and buildings named after the Gandhi family by the Congress.

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