Veteran Bollywood actor Naseeruddin Shah’s veiled comments against Anupam Kher on Saturday drew sharp reactions from his former co-star and some members of the film fraternity.

In an apparent dig at Kher, Shah had said, “A person who has never lived in Kashmir has started a fight for Kashmiri Pandits. Suddenly, he has become a displaced person.”

Anupam was quick to respond and tweeted:


The actor later said that he had spoken to Shah to clarify the matter. Kher said Shah denied making that statement.

When approached for his comments, Shah said, “I don’t want to say anything. I don’t want to give any reaction. This is misreporting.”

Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar also came out in support of Kher and wrote on Twitter: