New Delhi: Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor has responded to the protest by the Congress workers in Uttar Pradesh’s Allahabad city, who have named a public toilet in the city after the Bollywood actor.
Speaking to Mid-Day, the 63-year-old actor said that he was thrilled by such a move.
The actor said unlike the ‘Congress loyalists,’ he would be of some use to the people.
“I have every right to voice my opinion. I know I have ruffled a few Congress feathers but they have misunderstood my intentions,” he said.
He also said that he takes pride in the fact that the Sulabh shauchalaya is named after him because it is Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘pet project’ (Swachh Bharat).
This protest came after Kapoor’s scathing attack on the Nehru-Gandhi family over a series of tweets.
The actor slammed the grand old family for keeping the names of several institutions after former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi.
“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?” he 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 veteran actor then asked for suggestions from the people on whether the names can be after film personalities like Dilip Kumar, Dev Anand, Ashok Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan and others.