Days after Bollywood actor, Rishi Kapoor, complained about famous personalities including members of his families being ignored by Congress governments, a toilet was named after him in Uttar Pradesh’s Allahabad district.
According to ANI, dozens of Congress workers gathered at Shivaji Park area in Allahabad today and hung a board bearing Rishi Kapoor’s name outside a Sulabh toilet.
In response, the actor jocularly told a leading English daily that he was thrilled by such a move.
The 63-yeaar-old actor said unlike the ‘Congress loyalists’, he would be of some use to the people.
Kapoor on Tuesday, last week, had stirred a new controversy by posting several tweets appearing to criticise the decision to name important public places after Gandhi family.
His tweets came on the day, union minister and former army chief, Gen VK Singh, proposed changing the name of Delhi’s Akbar Road.
Kapoor took to micrblogging site to say, Change Gandhi family assets named by Congress.Bandra/Worli Sea Link to Lata Mangeshkar or JRD Tata link road. Baap ka maal samjh rakha tha ? If roads in Delhi can be changed why not Congress assets/property ke naam? Was in Chandigarh wahan bhi Rajeev Gandhi assets? Socho? Why?”
The celebrated actor had come in for sharp attack from the Congress supporters, while some felt that like everyone else, he too had his freedom of expression.
Then there were those ‘neutral bystanders’ who detected a tinge of irony in Kapoor’s criticism for dynasty.