This Article is From Mar 09, 2016

BJP's Yogi Adityanath Calls Actor Anupam Kher A 'Real-Life Villain'

BJP's Yogi Adityanath Calls Actor Anupam Kher A 'Real-Life Villain'

Yogi Adityanath, an MP and temple priest is known for making provocative speeches (File photo)


  • Actor Anupam Kher is a real-life villain: BJP MP Yogi Adityanath
  • Kher said Adityanath should be thrown out of BJP 'for speaking nonsense'
  • Kher's comments came at a debate on 'intolerance' in Kolkata
New Delhi: Yogi Adityanath, BJP lawmaker from Uttar Pradesh, trended on Twitter on Wednesday morning for his spat with actor Anupam Kher, who he has called a "real-life villain".

The 43-year-old MP and temple priest known for making provocative speeches is clearly livid with Mr Kher who suggested in a speech at a Kolkata event last week that leaders like Yogi Adityanath "should be thrown out of the BJP and put behind bars".

Anupam Kher was speaking in a debate on "intolerance" and made an impassioned speech in defence of the Narendra Modi government that was shared virally on social media.

Yogi Adityanath has retorted, "Anupam Kher has proved that he is a villain not only on reel but also in real life."
Anupam Kher, an internationally acclaimed actor, has played many roles in Bollywood films, most of them comic or dramatic. But he has also essayed some memorable negative roles like that of Dr Dang in the film 1986 film Karma.