The former television actor and his actor son faced the music for mocking Ranaut on Twitter.
Kangana Ranaut fans not amused with Shekhar Suman's 'cocained actress' jibe
Mumbai - 28 Feb 2017 15:45 IST
Former television actor Shekhar Suman faced the wrath of Kangana Ranaut fans on Twitter after he mocked the Rangoon actress.
Last year, Shekhar's son Adhyayan had made sensational allegations against his former girlfriend Ranaut which were backed by dad Shekhar.
Ranaut's film Rangoon, which released last week, failed to impress critics and earned a meagre Rs15.56 crore (approx) in its opening weekend.
Last evening, Shekhar posted this controversial tweet
One cocained actress was carrying the burden of her non existent stardom.She has fallen flat on her face n how.Guess this is poetic justice.— Shekhar Suman (@shekharsuman7) February 27, 2017
While he hasn’t named any actress, the timing of the tweet indicates where his barbs are directed.
In his allegations, Adhyayan had accused the Queen actress of black magic and taking drugs.
Shekhar's tweet triggered a sharp reaction from Ranaut fans and the general public.
This user questioned the credentials of the Sumans vis-a-vis the three-time National Award winner.
Adhyayan defended his father and himself by stating that awards don't help a film succeed.
Adhyayan and user Ashish Agarwal's Twitter tussle got nasty, while another user joined in.
Meanwhile, this user pulled out an old tweet by Adhyayan which contradicts the Heartless (2014) actor's comment today.
Don't waste ur time mocking people's failures!! Get ur ass up, Go out and achieve !! pic.twitter.com/BaXMOiJbm5— adhyayen suman (@AdhyayanSsuman) February 27, 2017
This Ranaut fan not only defended Rangoon, but also took a cheeky jibe at Shekhar.
@shekharsuman7 so petty of you to say that. She's still the best thing about that movie even as per the critics. Age doesn't guarantee grace— Ivy Rana (@ivyrana) February 28, 2017
Here’s another fan asking Shekhar to not stoop so low.
@shekharsuman7 if u stoop down to d same level then wats d difference between u n her u shud nvr wish or celebrate others failure— Anuradha (@Radhaa15) February 27, 2017
This user stopped short of calling the Sumans parasites.
@shekharsuman7 How much are you and your son gonna feed from her success? She wasn't the director that she could be completely blamed.— Rohit Manchanda (@boisterous09) February 28, 2017
As the Sumans got outnumbered, Shekhar declared that the criticism was orchestrated by paid trolls.
Im horrified at the paid lackeys and sycophants who have jumped in defence of a lumpen so- called star.shame on you,you paid twitteratis.— Shekhar Suman (@shekharsuman7) February 27, 2017
Now, the ball is in Ranaut's court to respond to the ‘cocained actress’ jibe.