Keeping the heat of Rishi Kapoor’s recent tweets on the Gandhi family, filmmaker Ashok Pandit today questioned the naming of Mumbai’s national park after Sanjay Gandhi and compared the Congress’ rule with British Raj.
“There is this national park in Mumbai named after Sanjay Gandhi. Now tell me, what has he done for the society that he gets such a big forest named after him?” he told ANI here.
The ‘Maine Gandhi Ko Nahin Mara’ director further said he supports Rishi Kapoor, adding the Bollywood actor’s assertion is very true.
“During the rule of Congress, we found no difference between them and the British Raj. According to them, no one except the Nehru family and Gandhi family have contributed anything to the society,” Pandit said.
“They have named everything after the names of their family members,” added the filmmaker.
Ashok Pandit’s comments came on the backdrop of veteran actor Rishi Kapoor’s series of tweets, where he slammed the grand old party and the Gandhi family for keeping the names of every roads and railways after them.
“Change Gandhi family assets named by Congress.Bandra/Worli Sea Link to Lata Mangeshkar or JRD Tata link road. Baap ka maal samjh rakha tha ?” Rishi wrote.
“If roads in Delhi can be changed why not Congress assets/property ke naam? Was in Chandigarh wahan bhi Rajeev Gandhi assets? Socho? Why?” the actor added.
The ‘Kapoor and Sons’ actor, with these allegations, pointed out the fact that the names should be after people from every genre, who have contributed to the society.
“We must name important assets of the country who have contributed to society. Har cheez Gandhi ke naam? I don’t agree. Sochna log!” he tweeted.
The veteran actor then asked for suggestion from people on whether the names can be after film personalities like Dilip Kumar, Dev Anand, Ashok Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan and others.
“Film City should be named Dilip Kumar,Dev Anand,Ashok Kumar ya Amitabh Bachchan ke naam? Rajeev Gandhi udyog Kya hota hai? Socho doston!” Kapoor wrote.
“Imagine Mohamad Rafi Mukesh Manna Dey Kishore Kumar venues on their name like in our country. Just a suggestion” he tweeted.
“Why Indira G airport International ? Why not Mahatma Gandhi or Bhagat Singh Ambedkar or on my name Rishi Kapoor. As superficial! What say?” the next tweet read.
“Raj Kapoor has made India proud over the years all over even after his death. Certainly more than What has been perceived by politics,” it added.