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Great cinema will emerge from Pakistan, Bangladesh: Naseeruddin Shah

Seasoned Indian actor Naseeruddin Shah says "we are too happy with ourselves" but the future belongs to SAARC nations like Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka in terms of good cinema.

Friday, December 20, 2013 | 2:04:04 PM IST (+05:30 GMT)
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Seasoned Indian actor Naseeruddin Shah says "we are too happy with ourselves" but the future belongs to SAARC nations like Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka in terms of good cinema.

Naseer, who has been part of Pakistani director Shoaib Mansoor and director duo Meenu Gaur and Farjad Nabi's "Khuda Kay Liye" and "Zinda Bhaag", respectively, says the political relations between the two neighbouring nations may not be ideal, but the commoners on the other side of the border are "curious about us (Indians)" and "look at us with admiration".

"I have been visiting Pakistan quite frequently since I did 'Khuda Kay Liye', but I have not met anybody in India who can say that I have a Pakistani friend. I think it's really sad," Naseer said in a group interview.

"...They (Pakistanis) are, in fact, very curious about us. They look at us with awe and admiration," added the 63-year-old, who feels helpless due to the political scenario.

"I am not a politician, so I can't do a damn thing about it. All I can do is that when I go there, I do classes with university students in Lahore.

"I have a feeling that great cinema will emerge from Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka, definitely not from us. We are just too happy with ourselves. But these are the countries from which great cinema and art will emerge in the next 50 years or so," said Naseer.

Known for his impressive oeuvre that boasts of films like "Nishant", "Aakrosh", "Sparsh", "Mandi", "Ardh Satya" and "Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro", the Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan winner recently gave acclaimed performances in "Firaaq", "Ishqiya" and "A Wednesday".

Currently busy promoting his film "Dedh Ishqiya", Naseer describes "promotions as waste of time".

He said: "Promotions can't make an unsuccessful film successful. Promotions can only make a Rs.100 crore movie into a Rs.200 crore movie. I don't know why they are not satisfied with Rs.100 crore."

He also feels that promotions are not fruitful for him.

"In my case, where I didn't do any promotions, those films worked. I didn't promote 'Ishqiya', 'A Wednesday' and 'The Dirty Picture'. And whichever films I promoted have flopped."

Directed by Abhishek Chaubey, "Dedh Ishqiya", coming out next month, has Madhuri Dixit in the lead role. Arshad Warsi and Huma Qureshi will also be seen in pivotal roles.


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Posted on: 20 December 2013 at 6:32pm
this crazy old man says anything...lol pakistan and bangladesh? people over there have absolutely no talent. mr. shah, please go and get some sleep because you're drunk!

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Posted on: 20 December 2013 at 12:49pm
Pakistan has recently produced blockbuster movies like "Waar" and "Bol" He is right Pakistan cinema has started revival and they are making some really creative movies.

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Posted on: 20 December 2013 at 4:22am
Okay fine, but Indian films does not only consists about Bollywood. Its much much more than that. :))
What about the good Bengali, Marathi, gujrati, etc films that are made?? :))

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Posted on: 20 December 2013 at 4:01am
Bangladesh has already made some awesome movies..and i wish our movie industry be bigger than this..thanks Naseeruddin Shah
for the compliment..

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Posted on: 20 December 2013 at 3:28am
it feels so good when such a great actor shows such good predictions about my country

Surely we will live upto your marks sir Bangladesh will definitely come up with more good cinemas :)

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