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Rishi compares Jonty Rhodes naming kid India to Saifeena's Taimur, Twitter erupts

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Dec 30, 2016, 11:11 am IST
Updated Dec 30, 2016, 1:28 pm IST
The veteran actor had earlier slammed the outrage over the baby's name vociferously.
Rishi is known for being outspoken and blunt on his social media platforms.
 Rishi is known for being outspoken and blunt on his social media platforms.

Mumbai: Rishi Kapoor is not one to hold back his words, speaking his mind, whenever, and howsoever blunt it might be.

The actor who's often received criticism as well as applause for his social media demeanour had recently defended niece Kareena Kapoor and husband Saif Ali Khan's decision to name their baby Taimur Ali Khan.

 

Taimur, incidentally, is the name of a 14th century autocratic tyrant who was notorious for resorting to genocide, rape and his oppressive war crimes.

Ironically, the word ‘Taimur’ means iron and has nothing to do with brutality of any form.

In a latest turn of events, the actor compared popular former South African cricketer Jonty Rhodes' decision to name his daughter India.

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However, the comparison didn't go down too well with the already polarised Twitterati, as they slammed the actor mercilessly, some scathing with their words, while others resorted to humour.

 

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It remains to be seen if Rishi reacts to the backlash or he chooses to stay mum.

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