After Doordarshan announced the return of mythological epics such Mahabharat and Ramayan coming back on TV, actor Mukesh Khanna, who played the role of Bhishma Pitamah in Mahabharat, took a dig at actress Sonakshi Sinha for not knowing for whom the Hanuman got the Sanjeevani booti.
Though Sonakshi has kept mum, however her father Shatrughan slammed Mukesh for taking a jibe at his daughter.
Shatrughan Sinha slams Mukesh Khanna
Speaking to Bollywood Hungama, Shatrughan said “I believe someone has problem with Sonakshi not answering a question on the Ramayan. Firstly what qualifies this person to be an expert on all things to do with the Ramayan? And who has appointed him the guardian of the Hindu religion?”
He also added that he is a proud father and mentioned that Ramayan doesn’t disqualify Sonakshi from being a good Hindu neither she needs approval from anyone. “I am very proud of all my three children. Sonakshi became a star on her own. I never had to launch her career. She is a daughter any father would be proud to have. Not answering a question on the Ramayan doesn’t disqualify Sonakshi from being a good Hindu. She doesn’t need a certificate of approval from anyone,” he told the entertainment website.
Earlier, Mukesh Khanna said in an interview, “I think the reruns will be useful to many who haven’t watched the show earlier. It will also help people like Sonakshi Sinha who have no knowledge about our mythological sagas. People like her don’t know who did lord Hunuman get Sanjivani for. There is a video doing the rounds where few boys are asked whose Mama (uncle) was Kans and they got scared to answer. Some said Duryodhan, others said something else, so they are not aware of the mythology. Today’s generation is too much exposed to other things. They are exposed to saas bahu saga, Tiktok videos, western culture and they are diverted from Indian roots.”
Sonakshi was trolled on social media for not knowing the story of Ramayana. She, however, hit back at them saying she does not remember many other things and if trollers have no work, they can make memes on them too.