Don't care about those criticising my Padma awards: Anupam Kher

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Mumbai, Jan 29: Veteran Bollywood actor Anupam Kher today said those criticising his selection for the Padma Bhushan award are doing so to get attention.

The 60-year-old actor, who was trolled on social media with many claiming that he got the honour for his alleged closeness with BJP, said he pities such people.

Don't care about those criticising my Padma awards: Anupam Kher

Twitteratti found a tweet by Kher in 2010 where he had slammed the Padma awards, claiming they lacked credibility.

"I pity those who think that I am being rewarded by the BJP... I am being criticised because losers have this kind of attitude, winners don't have this kind of attitude," he said in an interview to CNN-IBN.

When asked to respond to an open letter by Salman Nizami, a Congress leader from J&K, Kher shot back, "Who is he? People are criticising me to get attention which they did not have earlier."

The actor said Ghulam Nabi Azad, who had tweeted a link to Nizami's letter, was a friend.

"Ghulam Nabi Azad is a very dear friend. I am surprised. He criticised me just to please the Congress High Command," he said.

PTI 

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