15 Oct, 2015
NEW DELHI: Veteran Bollywood actor Naseeruddin Shah, who was trolled on Twitter for his comments during former Pakistan foreign minister Khurshid Kasuri’s book launch two days ago, on Wednesday said he was targeted for being a Muslim. He said he was proud to be an Indian and he would not allow anybody to question his patriotism.
Expressing his dismay over the controversy that has erupted over his participation in the event in Mumbai on Monday, the actor said it was the first time that he was reminded of his Muslim identity. “My name is Naseeruddin Shah and I believe that’s why I was targeted. It really pains me to say this. I have never ever been aware of my identity until now,” the 66-year-old actor told a TV news channel.