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How Intolerant Anupam Proved Salman Nizami Right

Anupam Kher is a good actor, and I have admired him in several films. Nonetheless, it was not surprising that questions were asked when he was conferred one of the highest honours of the land, the Padma Bhushan. One particularly well-worded critique was an open letter to Kher written by Salman Nizami, published in the Huffington Post. After reading Nizami's letter, one expected a humble, graceful, fatherly (Salman is his son's age) and mature response from Kher. That was not to be.