Published On: Mon, May 23rd, 2016

Incompetent arguing beyond themselves: Naseeruddin



Naseeruddin Shah, veteran Bollywood and stage actor states that it is a disgrace that a few of the biggest Bollywood celebrities are intellectually challenged and incompetent of arguing things beyond themselves.

Naseeruddin Shah was stating in an interview “I feel that film actors should have some other interest apart from movies, whether it is theatre or horse riding, mountain climbing anything. Otherwise, you tend to become too insular. You end up like one of these creatures who are stars in our industry, with whom you cannot have two seconds of conversation unless it is about them,”

Naseeruddin Shah

He continued further stated that “You talk about them all night they will listen, but if you talk about anything that taxes their mind, they will switch off. I think it is a shame that some of our biggest stars are so intellectually challenged.”

The actor of Mirza Ghalib stated that he does not have numerous companions excluding for Danny Denzongpa, Tinu Anand, and Jackie Shroff, who admire him, have further interests devoid from films. The Indian press stated him as “The most interesting actors that I have met are those, who have other interests. A guy like Danny, who goes off to Sikkim whenever he feels like. He is into woodwork and carpentry. When I meet him, we talk about carpentry and mountains, never about movies,”

Naseeruddin has two sons, Imaad, and Vivaan, who are making efforts to locate their footing in Bollywood.

Naseeruddin Shah with son

Whereas Naseeruddin desires them a victorious career, he expects that his sons do something more significant with their lives.

He added that “I wish they succeed in Bollywood. But I hope their dreams don’t end there. I hope they find something more meaningful to do with their life besides becoming successful Bollywood actors. Successful Bollywood actors are the most boring people on the earth,”


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Sidra Muntaha

- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.