Javed Akhtar Asks Shekhar Kapur to See Psychiatrist For His ‘Fear of Intellectuals’
After the recent letter by 49 celebrities to the Prime Minister, this Twitter exchange has now added fuel to the fire.
Mumbai: Famous lyricist and writer Javed Akhtar has come down heavily on filmmaker Shekhar Kapur after he tweeted that he was always in fear of ‘intellectuals’.
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Javed Akhtar, not known for mincing his words, reacted sharply to Kapur’s tweet and asked him to visit a psychiatrist as there is ‘no shame in it’.
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After the recent letter by 49 celebrities to the Prime Minister, asking for strong legislation against mob lynching, and a rebuttal written by a group of 61 people, including Kangana Ranaut and Prasoon Joshi, blaming the former for selective outrage, this Twitter exchange has now added fuel to the fire.
.who are these intellectuals who embraced you and you found that embrace like a snake’s bite ? Shyam Benegal , Adoor Gopal Krishna , Ram chandra Guha ? Really ? . Shekhar saheb you are not well . You need help . Come on , there is no shame in meeting a good psychiatrist .
— Javed Akhtar (@Javedakhtarjadu) July 28, 2019
“What do you mean by still a refugee? Does it mean that you feel like an outsider and not an Indian and you don’t feel that this is your motherland? If in India you are still a refugee where will you not feel like a refugee, in Pakistan? Cut this melodrama you poor rich but lonely guy,” Akhtar tweeted another reply.
Shekhar Kapur replied to this tweeted saying, “No. It means once you are a refugee, you feel a gypsy.”
Yesterday, Shekhar Kapur had not only said that PM Modi has managed to take the power away from a feudal class and handed back to the people but went ahead to add that it’s the world’s first democratic revolution.
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