Naseeruddin Shah is one of the finest actors in Bollywood who is hailed by audiences as well as co-actors for his impeccable acting skills. His versatility as an actor and the deep understanding to portray a character is considered a masterclass for bidding actors. Besides his contribution to the entertainment industry, Naseeruddin Shah is also popular for never mincing his words and being vocal when it comes to a political stand. Recently, he commented on Gadar 2’s success saying that he finds the positive response to such films ‘disturbing’.
Naseeruddin Shah shares his thoughts
Naseeruddin Shah is currently promoting his directorial venture Man Woman Man Woman. During an interview with Free Press Journal to promote his upcoming project, the actor said that ‘it is disturbing that films like Kashmir Files are so massively popular’. Speaking on how the objective of filmmaking has changed in the last few years, the actor noted that it is not enough to love your country these days and rather beat drums about it and create imaginary enemies, which is harmful.
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Speaking further, the veteran actor added, “In fact, films like Kerala Story and Gadar 2, I haven’t seen them but I know what they are about, it’s disturbing that films like Kashmir Files are so massively popular whereas films made by Sudhir Mishra, Anubhav Sinha, and Hansal Mehta, who are trying to portray the truth of their times don’t get seen. But it’s important that these filmmakers don’t lose heart and continue telling stories.”
The actor continued to highlight the effect of these films after a hundred years. He said that the films portray the truth of our times and therefore, it’s frightening when filmmakers make films that praise the wrong things. He concluded by saying, “It’s a dangerous trend.”
Naseeruddin Shah’s Man Woman Man Woman
Coming back to the actor’s directorial venture Man Woman Man Woman, it is a short film revolving around love and companionship across two generations. The 26-minute short film is currently streaming on the official YouTube channel of Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Films. The film is headlined by his actor-wife Ratna Pathak Shah and son Vivaan Shah. It will also feature Tarun Dhanrajgir and Hrithik Roshan’s girlfriend and actor Saba Azad.