7 times Naseeruddin Shah criticised Indian greats

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Recently, actor Naseeruddin Shah ripped apart Anupam Kher and called him a “sycophant” and a “clown.” However, this is not the first time when the veteran actor has trained his guns on some popular figures. Here’s a list:

"Virat is not only the worlds best batsman but also the world's worst behaved player. His cricketing brilliance pales beside his arrogance and bad manners."
"World's worst behaviour": Naseeruddin Shah on Virat Kohli
"Virat is not only the worlds best batsman but also the world's worst behaved player. His cricketing brilliance pales beside his arrogance and bad manners."
“In fact, it was the 70’s when mediocrity came in Hindi films. That’s when the actor called Rajesh Khanna joined the industry. For all his success, I think Mr Khanna was a very limited actor. In fact, he was a poor actor. Intellectually, he wasn’t the most alert person I have ever met.
"Poor actor": Naseeruddin Shah on Rajesh Khanna
“In fact, it was the 70’s when mediocrity came in Hindi films. That’s when the actor called Rajesh Khanna joined the industry. For all his success, I think Mr Khanna was a very limited actor. In fact, he was a poor actor. Intellectually, he wasn’t the most alert person I have ever met.
“Dilip Kumar will be remembered for his contribution to cinema, Amitabh Bachchan won't. Dilip was a great actor, but because of his choice of movies. Amitabh probably won't be remembered for his choices. Your talent lies in your choices. I don't consider ‘Sholay' to be a great movie. It may have been a mazedaar film, yes, but not great."
"Don't consider ‘Sholay' to be a great movie": Naseeruddin Shah on Amitabh Bachchan
“Dilip Kumar will be remembered for his contribution to cinema, Amitabh Bachchan won't. Dilip was a great actor, but because of his choice of movies. Amitabh probably won't be remembered for his choices. Your talent lies in your choices. I don't consider ‘Sholay' to be a great movie. It may have been a mazedaar film, yes, but not great."
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"Any number of his contemporaries from NSD (National School of Drama), FTII (Film and Television Institute of India) can attest to his sycophantic nature. It's in his blood. He can't help it."
"He's a clown": Naseeruddin Shah on Anupam Kher
"Any number of his contemporaries from NSD (National School of Drama), FTII (Film and Television Institute of India) can attest to his sycophantic nature. It's in his blood. He can't help it."
''PM has never been a student himself, his contempt for them is not surprising."
Naseeruddin Shah questions Narendra Modi's political degree
''PM has never been a student himself, his contempt for them is not surprising."
"I think Dilip Kumar would have been as successful, would have been the same grade of actor if he had been Yusuf Khan. I don't know what his reasons were, so I can't comment on them. But I don't think what he did, in this context, set a good precedent."
"Yusuf Khan didn’t need to be Dilip Kumar": Naseeruddin Shah on Dilip Kumar
"I think Dilip Kumar would have been as successful, would have been the same grade of actor if he had been Yusuf Khan. I don't know what his reasons were, so I can't comment on them. But I don't think what he did, in this context, set a good precedent."
"People who watch Salman and Shah Rukh's movies shouldn't watch mine."
Naseeruddin Shah on Shah Rukh Khan
"People who watch Salman and Shah Rukh's movies shouldn't watch mine."

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