NASEERUDDIN SHAH

  • Was Arvind Kejriwal offered a role in Mallika Sherawat's 'Dirty Politics'? February 19, 2015

    If you thought Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's meteoric rise to power was a bit theatrical, wait till you hear the latest news making the rounds. According to a media report, Kejriwal was offered the role of a journalist in the film 'Dirty Politics', which also features actress Mallika Sherawat. According to...
  • Jaipur Literature Festival 2015: Naseeruddin Shah thought Girish Karnad was a ladies man January 22, 2015

    Jaipur: On a balmy winter afternoon, in the pink city, noted actor Naseeruddin Shah was reminiscing about the old days as a struggler in Bollywood. Karnad in those days, was the director of the prestigious Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) when Shah was a student there. After graduating, however,...
  • Irrfan, Arshad, Manoj are better actors than me, says Naseeruddin Shah January 22, 2015

    Jaipur: The front lawn of the historic Diggi Palace was absolutely packed as stalwarts Girish Karnad and Naseeruddin Shah took center stage on the first day of the Jaipur Literature Festival. The two actors discussed cinema and Shah's recently released autobiography 'And Then One Day' in front of a packed,...
  • Naseeruddin Shah, Vishal Bhardwaj, Waheeda Rehman to attend Jaipur Literature Festival January 6, 2015

    Jaipur: Bollywood bigwigs like Naseeruddin Shah, Vishal Bhardwaj, Waheeda Rehman and Javed Akhtar will be present at the Zee Jaipur Literature Festival that will begin here Jan 21, said the organisers. These luminaries will gather to discuss the processes and challenges involved in adapting books into cinemas, the organisers said. There...
  • Naseeruddin Shah: There'll be no second part of my memoir November 27, 2014

    Mumbai: Veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah, who has chronicled his journey in 'And Then One Day - A Memoir', says the book is a mirror reflection of his life and that he has no plans to come out with a second part of the publication. "My book talks about my entire journey...
  • 'Welcome Back' first look: Anil Kapoor, John Abraham, Nana Patekar form the wedding party November 23, 2014

    Anees Bazmee's sequel to his 2007 film 'Welcome' looks like a perfect concoction for a laugh riot. Titled 'Welcome Back', the film stars Anil Kapoor, Nana Patekar, Paresh Rawal and John Abraham, who has replaced Akshay Kumar in the sequel. Shruti Haasan, Dimple Kapadia, Shiney Ahuja and Naseeruddin Shah. ...
  • IFFI 2014: Singer Rekha Bhardwaj couldn't stop crying after watching Gulzar Sahab's 'Libaas', says it touched her soul November 23, 2014

    Panaji: 'Seeli hawa chhu gai - finally saw this song on screen in film Libaas by Gulzar Sahab:):) mystical mesmerising experience,' singer Rekha Bhardwaj's tweet minutes after the screening of 'Libaas' at IFFI 2014 sums up the opinion of all those who watched it. Singer Rekha admits that she loves...
  • Madhuri Dixit-Nene, Naseeruddin Shah to attend Lucknow literature fest November 19, 2014

    Lucknow: Bollywood celebrities Madhuri Dixit, Naseeruddin Shah, Shyam Benegal, Om Puri, Rohini Hattangadi and Tom Alter would be among the many panelists and performers attending the Lucknow Literature Carnival to be held here Nov 28-30, the organisers said Tuesday. Lucknow Literature Carnival founder chairman Jayant Krishna confirmed the presence of Bollywood...
  • I give a damn to the business of remaking; it'll be stupid to remake 'Masoom': Naseeruddin Shah November 10, 2014

    Bengaluru: Bollywood may be rehashing old movies but veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah is not in the favour remakes and thinks it would be stupid to rework "Masoom". "I give a damn to the business of remaking. I think it will be stupid to remake 'Masoom' in today's world because it...
  • Naseeruddin Shah: It will be stupid to remake 'Masoom' in today's world November 10, 2014

    Bollywood may be rehashing old movies but veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah is not in the favour remakes and thinks it would be stupid to rework 'Masoom'. "I give a damn to the business of remaking. I think it will be stupid to remake 'Masoom' in today's world because it is...
  • Naseeruddin Shah might write a handbook for training young actors November 9, 2014

    Bengaluru: Naseeruddin Shah, one of India's finest actors, says he might write a handbook for training young actors. The 'Finding Fanny' star, who was here to attend an event organised to celebrate the success of his book 'And Then One Day - A Memoir', said training given to amateur actors in...
  • For commercial films, no one better than Shah Rukh can be the right guide for Vivaan: Naseeruddin Shah October 21, 2014

    Mumbai: Veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah who was Monday present at the 16th MAMI film festival says he has watched his son Vivaan's film "Happy New Year" and has enjoyed it and claims it's a "paisa wasool" film. He also says for commercial films, no one can be better than Shah...
  • 'Junoon' inspired me to be a filmmaker: Imtiaz Ali October 21, 2014

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Imtiaz Ali Monday said Shyam Benegal's critically acclaimed film 'Junoon' inspired him to be a director. "'Junoon' has inspired me to be a filmmaker...It's a kind of a film which has helped me as a filmmaker. This is one of my favourite films and actors have done a great...
  • Review: Naseeruddin Shah's 'And then One Day' is a book which talks about acting, the actor, the man and the human being with no holds barred October 10, 2014

    There are times you take stock of life. You evaluate what is there and what is not there. Perhaps one day we will all go through this. It is but eventual I think. While reading Naseeruddin Shah's memoir, 'And Then One Day', this was my foremost thought. The book of...
  • I would have kicked Homi Adajania's ass if he had made another 'Cocktail': Naseeruddin Shah October 6, 2014

    Mumbai: Naseeruddin Shah praises Homi Adajania for valuing "aesthetics" and "authenticity" and adds that the director is also savvy enough to make a "completely synthetic and crass film like 'Cocktail'." After working with the director in his dark drama 'Being Cyrus' and his recent quirky film 'Finding Fanny', the National Award-winning...
  • Watch: Naseeruddin Shah talks about his autobiography 'And Then One Day: A Memoir' October 5, 2014

    In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN's Palki S Upadhyay, actor Naseeruddin Shah talks about his autobiography 'And Then One Day: A Memoir'. ...
  • Naseeruddin Shah: I don't depend on the film industry. I don't have any friends in the industry. I don't owe the film industry anything September 29, 2014

    I finished actor Naseeruddin Shah's memoir 'And Then One Day' in a day, reading late into the night, fascinated by the brutal honesty in his recollection of his relationships and the years of struggle before he made it as an actor in Mumbai. I met him in Delhi and he...
  • And Then One Day: A powerful memoir by Naseeruddin Shah September 28, 2014

    New Delhi: "Learn your lines and don't bump into the furniture", said Naseeruddin Shah when someone asked him a question about acting on stage and the entire auditorium roared with claps and laughter. I quickly noted this line down on my copy of And Then One Day and thought I...
  • No regrets on not playing 'Gandhi', but I regret not being an international star like Ben Kingsley: Naseeruddin Shah September 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Naseeruddin Shah, who had auditioned for the lead role in Richard Attenborough's 'Gandhi', has no regrets over not been selected to enact the iconic character. When Shah learnt about Attenborough's prospective film, he didn't give much of a thought to the possibility of playing the role as he was...
  • Naseeruddin Shah turned me into a non-vegetarian, I was a vegetarian when I joined NSD: Om Puri September 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Besides carving a niche while playing together some of the pivotal roles in Hindi cinema, Bollywood greats and friends Naseeruddin Shah and Om Puri bonded over food and loved having dishes like brain curry. "It was Naseer who turned me into a non-vegetarian," said Puri while mentioning their gastronomical...
  • Naseeruddin Shah: Spoke my heart out to my father only at his grave September 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Naseeruddin Shah's unresolved relationship with his father Aley Mohammed Shah still haunts him and the actor in his autobiography has opened up about how he managed to have a real conversation with his parent only at his grave. Their uneasy relationship despite the obvious affection they had for each...
  • My autobiography will ruffle few feathers in the film industry but that is not of any concern to me: Naseeruddin Shah September 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Naseeruddin Shah's memoir 'And Then One Day' is a candid recount of almost four decades of his life and the actor is happy that it is being appreciated though he says it may ruffle a few feathers in the film industry. One of the most formidable actors in Hindi...
  • 'Finding Fanny' review: Film starts off slowly but draws you into its drama September 12, 2014

    Cast: Naseeruddin Shah, Dimple Kapadia, Pankaj Kapur, Deepika Padukone, Arjun Kapoor Director: Homi Adajania Five restless Goans, a ratty ol' Dodge, and an unfortunate cat...that's all the ingredients director Homi Adajania employs to whip up the lighthearted souffl that is Finding Fanny. Sprinkled liberally with uproarious humor, the film makes some rather...
  • Five things that Bollywood can learn from 'Finding Fanny' September 12, 2014

    New Delhi: It is truly a good time for Indian cinema. A time, when filmmakers are more brave and are willing to take risks to tell a story. While many of the directors are still wanting stick to the rule book and churn out formula films, there have been some...
  • 'Finding Fanny' tweet review: The film belongs to Naseeruddin Shah and Pankaj Kapoor, they are brilliant September 12, 2014

    New Delhi: When you cast Pankaj Kapoor and Naseeruddin Shah in a film together, you know you can't go too wrong with script. Homi Adajania's latest film 'Finding Fanny' is a quirky tale of five oddballs who go on a road trip in search of a certain Fanny Fernandez. The...
  • Why Pankaj Kapur as the lecherous old painter Don Pedro in 'Finding Fanny' is one of Indian cinema's most interesting artists September 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Wiping his hand across the scraggy stubble, the old, cynical artist Don Pedro Cleto Colaco looks leeringly at the the voluptuous old widow Rosie Eucharistica. "I want to paint you," he says, bowing down low in a smooth movement. The older, but still attractive woman, blinks, taken aback....
  • 'Finding Fanny': 5 reasons why you should watch Deepika Padukone and Arjun Kapoor's latest film this Friday September 9, 2014

    The journey of 5 unlikely characters to find true love. And then there's that thing with the cat....