The actor, known for ‘bold’ statements and crass humour, has more than often than not been deemed insensitive, be it for his stance on child molestation and sexual abuse or trans-phobic comments while prepping for an Eid telefilm. And let’s not forget the time he poked fun at a fellow co-star’s insecurities.
Here’s what happened. Earlier last week, Bollywood lost two of its finest actors in a span of just 24 hours. Legendary actors Irrfan Khan and Rishi Kapoor breathed their lasts on Wednesday and Thursday mornings respectively, both succumbing to cancer. Star from Bollywood, Hollywood and the Pakistani film industry mourned the grave loss and well, so did Hussain.
The actor shared a picture of Kapoor on his Instagram to pay his respects. It was all well and good till here. But then, Hussain put up and Instagram story which read, “Amar gone, Akbar gone… now only Anthony remains,” referring to the iconic 1977 film Amar, Akbar and Anthony which starred Kapoor with fellow actors Vinod Khanna and Amitabh Bachchan.