Anupam Kher snubs BJP leaders, says proud of SRK

Mumbai, Nov. 4 (ANI): Veteran actor Anupam Kher on Wednesday voiced his support for Shah Rukh Khan, who is being levelled as ‘anti-national’ by some Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders, and dubbed the Bollywood superstar to be a national icon.

Kher in a tweet lashed out at the BJP leaders for their disparaging remarks against Khan.

“Some members of the BJP really need to control their tongue & stop talking rubbish about @iamsrk. He is a national icon and we are ‘proud’ of him,” he tweeted.

Kher’s praise for the Bollywood superstar comes in the wake of unwarranted criticism against him by some BJP leaders, including the likes of Kailash Vijayvargiya, Sadhvi Prachi and Yogi Adityanath.

Meanwhile, Kher also said that he would be giving the details of the rally against the “Award Wapsi” movement tomorrow.

“Will give details about our March to the Rashtrapati Bhavan on 7th by artists, writers, painters etc by tomorrow,” he said.

Kher had earlier announced that he would lead a rally against the “Award Wapsi” movement expected to be joined by the other big names in the industry. Filmmakers Madhur Bhandarkar and Ashoke Pandit are expected to participate in the march. (ANI)