Kriti Sanon has responded to veteran Rishi Kapoor’s outburst about stars not attending Vinod Khanna’s funeral.
Reacting to Kapoor’s angry tweets for a no-show at the funeral, Sanon said that it’s not fair to call the young generation less emotional before adding that the low attendance could be situational, reports the Hindustan Times.
Khanna died on 27th April 27 after battling bladder cancer. In his angry tweets, Kapoor expressed his disgust at how no one from the present generation turned up at the funeral, whilst most of them were spotted at Priyanka Chopra’s party the previous night.
Sanon was last seen in Rohit Shetty’s ‘Dilwale’ (2015), which also starred Khanna playing the role of Varun Dhawan and Shah Rukh Khan’s father. The 26-year-old doesn’t feel that the present crop of actors don’t respect the veterans in the industry. Sanon further disclosed that she’s rather close to many senior actors and so are her colleagues. “I would like to believe it was [no show at Khanna’s funeral] situational. I don’t think the present generation is less attached. I personally am emotional about people who I know and I am around,” she told the media.
When asked what could probably be the reason why many young actors did not turn up for the funeral, despite some of them having worked with Khanna, Sanon said that it was an individual decision. “There can be individual reasons for people who knew Vinod Khanna and worked with him, but still were not there [at the funeral]. There might be people who were not in Mumbai or were travelling. I can’t comment on someone as to why they didn’t turn up.”
Although her ‘Dilwale’ co-star Khan did attend the late actor’s prayer meet, which was held on 3rd May, Dhawan, who played the role of Khanna’s son in the film, was nowhere to be seen. Reports suggest that Dhawan is shooting for his film ‘Judwaa 2’ in London hence why he was unable to attend. Other celebrities who attended the prayer meet included Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Aamir Khan, Madhuri Dixit, Arbaaz Khan, Alia Bhatt and Farhan Akhtar.
Meanwhile, Sanon is gearing up for her film ‘Raabta’ alongside actor Sushant Singh Rajput. “We have just started promoting, as the release is still a month away. We will pace up slowly and promotions have become such an important part of films. It’s always hectic, but fun at the same time,” she concluded.
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