- GVL Narasimha Rao, on TV debate, said filmmakers have very low IQ
- Farhan Akhtar tweeted outrage, tagging him
- Rao's comment came on controversy over film dialogue criticising GST
"How dare you, sir?" Mr Akhtar tweeted and tagged the BJP leader.
"And to all film people in his ranks... Here's what he thinks of you. Shame sir," the actor wrote.
Mr Akhtar's comment was in reaction to an interview Mr Rao gave to news channel Times Now over the ongoing controversy on Tamil film "Mersal" that has scenes critical of the GST and the Digital India initiatives of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
"Mersal", Tamil actor Vijay's Diwali release, is in the news after the Tamil Nadu unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) demanded removal of specific dialogues which take a dig at GST and digital India.
Politicians, including Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi and DMK leader MK Stalin, apart from actor Kamal Haasan, slammed the BJP's attempt to muzzle criticism regarding its policies.
Directed by Atlee, "Mersal" stars Vijay in the roles of a village head, a doctor and a magician.