Lyricist Javed Akhtar lashed out at his colleague from the film industry Shekhar Kapur on Sunday, attacking the filmmaker for saying that he was afraid of intellectuals who were like snakes and that he still felt like a refugee decades after the partition of India. "Started life as refugee of Partition. Parents gave everything to make a life for kids. Was always in fear of 'intellectuals'. They made me feel insignicant. Small. Then suddenly embraced me after my films. I still fear them. Their embrace is like a bite of snake. Still a refugee (sic)," Mr Kapur, who has made widely acclaimed movies like Bandit Queen and Mr India, tweeted.