‘Can’t make hero out of someone on bail’: Anupam Kher on JNU row

New Delhi: Ahead of the screening of his movie "Buddha in a traffic jam" at Jawaharlal Nehru University, Bollywood actor Anupam Kher on Friday said that one shouldn’t give much importance to a convict.


“How can some students make a hero out of someone who is out on bail?” Kher questioned, while referring to the limelight JNU Students’ Union president Kanhaiya Kumar has attained in recent times.


Earlier today, a court here granted six months interim bail to JNU students Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya, who had been arrested on charges of sedition.


“It is easy to demolish a building, but far too difficult to add a brick,” he said illumining the students to “construct before criticizing”.


A week back, Kher had struck a controversy by saying that the varsity has refused to screen his film considering the present atmosphere at the campus, a charge which was denied by the university.


Talking about his movie, the veteran actor said that he plays a professor who transforms the minds of students and incites them to become the change. He added that the movie talks about the relationship between students and the teacher and the politics within.

News24 Bureau