Ever since the outbreak of coronavirus has happened, the government has imposed a lockdown of 21 days all across the nation. During this time of lockdown, the television channels are banking on reruns of the old classic shows like Ramayan, Mahabharat and many more to keep the viewers entertained.
Recently, during an interview, Shaktimaan actor Mukesh Khanna, who also played the character of Bhishma in Mahabharat said that the rerun of old mythological shows will help people like Sonakshi Sinha learn about Indian mythology.
After which Mahabharat actor Nitish Bharadwaj, who rose to fame portraying the character of Krishna took a dig at Mukesh saying that he should not have targeted Sonakshi Sinha and that there’s always a better way to say things. The actor also added that seniors seem worthy of respect if they walk the path of empathy.
Now reacting on Nitish’s comment over him, Mukesh Khanna too has a comeback. Speaking with Times Of India, Mukesh said, “I am still as gentle a soul as you knew me during the days when we worked on Mahabharat. I am not targeting Sonakshi Sinha at all. I don’t even know her. I know Shatrughan Sinha well and I have great respect for him as a person as well as an actor. I must clear this point once and for all. Through her I was targeting a generation of youngsters who are not bothered to know anything about our culture, History, and epics like the Mahabharat and Ramayan. It’s not a small thing. The country’s future rests on their shoulders. Someone had to speak. I did. People like you (Nitish Bhardwaj) will not speak because you are bothered about relationships. I am not. I care for the welfare of our country and I speak my mind without mincing words. I used Sonakshi’s example to make a serious point because it happened on a popular show. I’m happy that the shows are being retelecast in these times (national lockdown).”