The coronavirus lockdown has led to DD National re-running the famous Ramayan and Mahabharat series all over again. On this, Mukesh Khanna had recently said that the ongoing rerun of Ramayan and Mahabharat will help people like Sonakshi Sinha as they do not know about their own culture and literature.
In defence to it, veteran actor Shatrughan Sinha has slammed Mukesh Khanna, without naming him, for taking a jibe at his daughter and actor Sonakshi Sinha for her lack of knowledge of Hindu scripture Ramayan.
An entertainment report quoted the veteran as saying, “I believe someone has a problem with Sonakshi not answering a question on the Ramayan. Firstly what qualifies this person to be an expert on all things to do with the Ramayan? And who has appointed him the guardian of the Hindu religion?”
He also added that he is a proud father. “I am very proud of my three children. Sonakshi became a star on her own. I never had to launch her career. She is a daughter any father would be proud to have. Not answering a question on the Ramayan doesn’t disqualify Sonakshi from being a good Hindu. She doesn’t need a certificate of approval from anyone,” he told the entertainment website.
For those unaware, Mukesh was referring to the Kaun Banega Crorepati episode where Sonakshi had to resort to lifelines to answer for whom did Lord Hanuman brought the “sanjeevani booti” in the epic Ramayan.