09/03/2016 3:38 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:26 AM IST

BJP MP Adityanath Calls Anupam Kher A 'Real Life Villain'

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MUMBAI, INDIA MARCH 03: Indian Bollywood actor Anupam Kher poses for the photo shoot in Mumbai.(Photo by Milind Shelte/India Today Group/Getty Images)

In a vociferous retaliation against Bollywood actor Anupam Kher, BJP MP Mahant Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday said that Kher was a 'real-life villain' for saying that Adityanath and VHP leader Sadhvi Prachi should be 'thrown out of BJP'.

Last week, Kher, who was speaking at The Telegraph's National Debate on intolerance, had spoken out against certain elements within the BJP.

"There are some people in the party who talk nonsense. Whether it is Sadhvi or Yogi, they should be jailed, they should be scolded, and they should be thrown out of the party," he had said, according to a previous HuffPost India report.

Now, lashing back at the comment, Adityanath told The Times of India, "Everyone knows about the character of a villain. Kher is not only a reel life villain, but also in real life. I don't want to say anything more on his statement made in Kolkata."

Check out Kher's entire speech here:

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