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Javed Akhtar lashed out at Shekhar Kapur, ask him to see a good Psychiatrist

Veteran lyricist Javed Akhtar has recently lashed out at his colleague from the film industry Shekhar Kapur after he tweeted that he was always in “fear of ‘intellectuals’.

Javed Akhtar lashed out at Shekhar Kapur

Kapur wrote, “Started life as refugee of Partition. Parents gave everything to make a life for kids. Was always in fear of intellectuals’. They made me feel insignicant. Small. Then suddenly embraced me after my films. I still fear them. Their embrace is like a bite of snake. Still a refugee.”

Javed Akhtar lashed out at Shekhar Kapur

Well, this tweet didn’t goes well down with Javed Akhtar and he lashed out at Shekhar Kapur in a series of tweets and even asked him to go meet a good psychiatrist.

Akhtar wrote, “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.”

He further wrote, “What do you mean by still a refugee Does it mean that you feel like an outsider n not an Indian n 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.”

“You introduce yourself as neither prejudiced by the past nor afraid of the future living in this moment and in the same breath you say you are a refugee of partition and still a refugee . One doesn’t need a magnifying glass to see the contradiction.” he further wrote.

Kapur responded to one of Akhtar’s tweets with a tweet that said: “No. It means once you are a refugee, you feel a gypsy.” 

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