After Twinkle Khanna lashed out at Naseeruddin Shah, Javed Akhtar is the latest from the Hindi film industry to criticise Naseeruddin for his comments that Rajesh Khanna was responsible for bringing mediocrity in Bollywood in the 1970s.
He was quoted saying, "It's simple - Naseeruddin Shah does not like successful people. I have never heard him praise any successful person. He criticises Dilip Kumar; he criticises Amitabh Bachchan."
Naseeruddin had said that 70s was the time when mediocrity came in Hindi films and also when Khanna joined the industry, who according to him was a "poor actor".