‘Actor Anupam Kher is a villain in real life as well’, BJP MP Yogi Adityanath retaliates

New Delhi: BJP MP Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday hit back at Anupam Kher by saying the actor is a villain in real life as well.

“Anupam Kher has proved that not only in ‘reel’ life’ but also in real life he is a villain,” the firebrand leader told reporters.

'Actor Anupam Kher is a villain in real life as well', BJP MP Yogi Adityanath retaliates

At the Telegraph National Debate on intolerance last Saturday, Kher said people like Yogi Aditynath and Sadhvi Prachi who “speak nonsense” should be “thrown out” of BJP and “put behind bars.”

“There are some people in the party (BJP) who speak nonsense, and ill-behave, whether it is Sadhvi or Yogi…they should be put behind bars, thrown out of the party (…Hain kuch log aise party mein jo bakwas karte hain, chahe wo Sadhvi hon ya Yogi ho, unko andar kar dena chahiye aur unko nikal dena chahiye),” Kher said.

“…But, you can’t play with the entire country and say that we have intolerance here (…magar aap pure desh ke saath khilwad nahin kar sakte ki hamare desh meyn intolerance hai,” he said.

Yogi Adityanath and right-wing leader Sadhvi Prachi have courted controversies in the past for their inflammatory statements against minority communities drawing sharp reactions from several quarters.