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Choose Right Subject at Right Time After Consulting Right People: Shatrughan Sinha to Maneka Gandhi

In a series of tweets, Shatrughan launched into a diatribe against the fellow BJP leader and said, "There are other ways of staying in the news or coming into the limelight than holding movies responsible for crimes."

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Updated:April 9, 2017, 7:07 PM IST
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Choose Right Subject at Right Time After Consulting Right People: Shatrughan Sinha to Maneka Gandhi
BJP Leader Shatrughan Sinha/PTI Photo

New Delhi: Actor-turned-politician and Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Shatrughan Sinha on Sunday took potshots at Union Cabinet Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi, suggesting her to "choose the right subject at the right time and after consulting right people".

In a series of tweets, Shatrughan launched into a diatribe against the fellow BJP leader and said, "There are other ways of staying in the news or coming into the limelight than holding movies responsible for crimes."

Shotgun didn't stop there and questioned Maneka over the reasons behind corruption and other issues affecting the society."And who would you hold responsible for corruption - movies or politicians? And what about terrorism, anti-national behaviour, molestation, attacks on airline staff, rioting etc." he asked.

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A screenshot of BJP leader Shatrughan Sinha's Twitter timeline.

Also read: Eve-teasing Passes for Romance in Our Movies, Says Maneka Gandhi

Speaking at a 'Beti Bachao Beti Padhao' programme in Goa on Saturday, Gandhi had said, “Romance in almost every film stars with eve-teasing, be it Hindi or regional film.”

“The actor would be mean to the girl, would trip her around, would eve-tease her and finally she falls for him. Feature films for the past 50 years have been a strong medium of communication and this is how we present women through it,” she said at the event.

However, a day later, Shatrughan came out in defence of the film industry and urged Maneka not to scapegoat cinema for everything. Commending some of the recent movies with strong social messages, Shatrughan asked Maneka about her views on films “such as Pink, Dangal”, too.

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