Earn people's respect: Rishi Kapoor on Rahul Gandhi' 'dynasty' comment

Rishi Kapoor and Rahul Gandhi

Rishi Kapoor and Rahul Gandhi

After a few weeks of silence, the veteran is in the news again for his tweets. In films on the other hand, dynasts may get an easy debut but they don't survive for long without individual talent.

"The section of social media where the speech was criticised, as Rahul Gandhi himself pointed out, is controlled by 1,000 people behind computer screens". In the last Lok Sabha elections, in 2014, Rahul Gandhi had declined to be the Congress's prime ministerial candidate.

Rishi Kapoor goes on a Twitter rant against Congress VP Rahul Gandhi. He said that even though five generations of the family had worked in Bollywood, Kapoor family members were still chosen by the public on basis of merit. Maken, a former Union minister, rejected criticism of Rahul Gandhi's views on dynastic politics made during the Berkeley speech.

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"The idea (behind visiting the center) was to really understand implications (of solar power) in India", senior Congress leader Sam Pitroda, who accompanied Mr Gandhi, said after his visit to Sun Power's research centre in the Silicon Valley.

A couple of hours later, someone tweeted to Rishi Kapoor, saying: "I can act better than you Mr. Chintu, but I don't have a father like legendary actor RK grandfather like Prithviraj Kapoor saheb".

The Congress vice-president added that hatred, anger and violence can destroy the people of India, and that the politics of polarisation is very unsafe, which has raised its ugly head in India today.

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- Manish Sirsiwal (@msirsiwal) September 12, 2017I am absolutely sure you can Manish. "You see otherwise. So don't bullshit people on "Dynasty" You have to earn people's respect and love through hard work not zabardasti and gundagardi". Randhir Kapoor. Ranbir Kapoor - Males.

Kapoor had courted controversy a year ago too when he suggested that roads and building named by the Congress after the Gandhi family be changed.

A parody account of Vijay Mallya poked fun at Rishi Kapoor for being a living example of nepotism and extending the blame on Rahul Gandhi for it.

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