NEW DELHI: Famous Indian poet and lyricist Javed Akhtar weighed in on the controversy over 20-year-old Gurmehar Kaur’s remarks, slamming Yogeshwar Dutt and Virender Sehwag for her trolls. Yogeshwar, however, take accept the poet’s criticism and hit back at him with another tweet.
In his tweet, Akhtar had called the 2014 Commonwealth Games gold medal winner a “hardly literate player, wrestler”.
If a hardly literate player or a wrestler troll a pacifist daughter of a martyr its understandable but whats wrong with some educated folks
— Javed Akhtar (@Javedakhtarjadu) February 28, 2017
“If a hardly literate player or a wrestler troll a pacifist daughter of a martyr its understandable but whats wrong with some educated folks,” Javed Akhtar wrote.
Yogeshwar Dutt, hit back at Akhtar saying he they (he and Virender Sehwag) have also made history for India on world stage.
— Yogeshwar Dutt (@DuttYogi) February 28, 2017
“Ji, aapne kavita-kahani ki rachna ki to humne bhi kuch karname kr choti hi sahi Bharat ke liye vishwapatal par itihaas racha hai. (You may have authored poems and stories but even we have made history for India on the world stage).”
Earlier in the day, filmmaker Pooja Bhatt took a swipe at Randeep Hooda who had supported Sehwag’s troll aimed at Gurmehar Kaur, who is a Kargil martyr’s daughter.
He who laughs last,laughs alone. Pick on someone your own size boys! This is so NOT cool! https://t.co/jJ5gAe53gh
— Pooja Bhatt (@PoojaB1972) February 28, 2017