Lucknow, Mar 11: Samajwadi Party leader and former Uttar Pradesh minister Azam Khan stoked up a controversy as he allegedly termed former party colleague Jaya Prada a ‘naachne gaane waali’. A video of him, making the statement, went viral on the internet a day after the actress-turned-politician said that the character of Alauddin Khilji, played by Ranveer Singh in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film Padmaavat, reminded her of Azam Khan.Also Read - UP Election 2022 Latest Update: Digital Campaigns On Full Swing, Know Important Dates For All Seven Poll Phases
In the video, Khan can be seen addressing addressed a gathering. He starts saying in a poetic style, “Padmaavat bani, suna hai Khilji ka role bahut bura hai. Suna hai Khilji ke aane ke pehle Padmavati ne duniya chhod di (Padmaavat was made. I have heard that Khilji’s role is really bad. Have heard that before Khilji arrived, Padmavati died).” Also Read - Azam Khan to Contest From Rampur Seat on Samajwadi Party Ticket in UP Polls 2022
“Magar abhi ek aurat ne, ek naachne waali ne Khadim ke baare mein kuch kahaa hai. Ab batao, naachne gaane waalon ke mooh lagenge toh siyasat kaise karenge (But, recently a woman, a dancer, said something about this servant. Now tell me, when will I do politics if I confront these dancers and singers?),” Khan added while taking a jibe at Jaya Prada. Also Read - UP Assembly Polls 2022: Samajwadi Party Releases List Of 159 Candidates, Akhilesh Yadav To Contest From Home Turf Karhal
On Saturday, the yesteryear Bollywood actress had targeted Azam Khan saying, “Khilji’s character reminded me of Azam Khan ji, how he had harassed me during elections when I was contesting.”
Earlier in 2009, the actress had accused the SP leader of circulating vulgar material to tarnish her image. Jaya Prada was expelled from Samajwadi Party in 2010.