Anupam Kher was at Jawaharlal Nehru University recently for the screening of his film Buddha in a traffic jam.  While talking to everyone present at the moment Kher made a reference of JNU students’ union president Kanhaiya Kumar saying, “He is out on bail, he hasn’t come back with a medal from Olympics that he should be accorded such huge welcome.”

Kher said students, who were charged with sedition and had got bail, were not Olympic heroes to be welcomed. In a short 10-minute speech, he said it had become a Fashion to criticism the country and told the gathering that “How can some students make a hero out of someone who criticises the country and is currently out on bail?” He took on those seeking azadi from various problems asking what had they done personally to address them. He also condemned the controversy on “Bharat Mata Ki Jai” and praised Modi as a good PM, India had got after a long time.

Although a group of students had been gathered by Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) to welcome Kher at the campus for the screening of his movie, what was highlighted was the protest by All India Students’ Association (AISA) who raised slogans of ‘Go Anupam Kher! Go back!’ and held placards reading: “We don’t need nationalism certificate from you.” 

Anupam Kher Added While Talking to students of Jawaharlal Nehru University:

“He is out on bail, he hasn’t come back with a medal from Olympics that he should be accorded such huge welcome. One who talks ill of the country, how can he be celebrated as hero? Has he got an Olympic medal? He is out on bail. He is not Sachin, Saina or Hanumanthappa”

“I want the focus to be shifted back from kranti (revolution) to deshbhakti (patriotism)”

“He said that he comes from a poor family but my question is what did you contribute to remove their poverty? My father’s salary was `90 when I got my first scholarship of Rs 200 and I had sent Rs 110 to my family. What did you do?”

“It is after years that we have got such a good prime minister. We are also trying to get you all back on road to revolution and patriotism.” Referring to himself as a true Indian he said, “The India in me will always be alive. I am not old. I am like our country which will get younger with times.”

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