Meenakshi Lekhi, Bhartiya Janata Party’s spokesperson has slammed actor Saif Ali Khan for his remarks on Indian history, referring to the name of his three-year-old son Taimur.
Answering to a question in an interview on the political context of his latest movie 'Tanhaji', Saif Ali Khan had said, "I don't think this is history. I don't think there was a concept of India till the British gave it one."
Lekhi joined those angry by Saif Ali Khan’s statement on Twitter, calling out the actor for his child's name.
Responding to Lekhi’s reaction, Bollywood actor Richa Chadha tweeted:
However, this is not the first time name of Taimur Ali Khan Pataudi has earned the ire of right-wing public figures and trolls.
Lekhi had recently criticised Microsoft chief Satya Nadella for voicing his concerns about the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).
"How (the) literate need to be educated! Perfect example. Precise reason for CAA is to grant opportunities to persecuted minorities from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan," she tweeted, and accused the US government of discrimination against Syrian Muslims.