“RRS helps everyone in time of need and he has compared them to the Taliban. He must apologise. It is very condemnable that despite being a very sensible person, Javed Akhtar has given such a statement,” said several protestors outside the ‘Sholay’ actor’s house. Javed Akhtar has also reportedly stated that India is a secular nation, the population is largely secular but that there are those who support organisations like the RSS and VHP and people like Golwalkar, etc, who have the same ideology that of the Nazis of the 1930s.
Javed Akhtar is also embroiled in a legal battle with Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut. The lyricist has slammed the actress with a defamation case. Recently the Bombay High Court adjourned the defamation case hearing and reserved its order on Kangana’s plea seeking to quash the case.