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Some of our biggest stars are so intellectually challenged: Naseeruddin Shah

Some of our biggest stars are so intellectually challenged: Naseeruddin Shah

Bollywood superstar Naseeruddin Shah is one of the finest actors not only on-screen but in the world of theatres as well. From smash hit flicks to artistic roles, there’s nothing Naseeruddin Shah hasn’t pulled off yet. The Bollywood superstar is known for his blunt remarks and for calling a spade a spade. Recently, he stated that it was a shame how some of B-town’s biggest names were ‘intellectually challenged.’

According to Shah, it was important for actors and actresses to have interests other than movies. 

“It is a shame that some of our biggest stars are so intellectually challenged,” he said. “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,” said the Sarfarosh actor.

Naseeruddin Shah also named a few people from the Indian film industry he was close with, like Jackie Shroff, Danny Denzongpa and Tinu Anand. Naseeruddin disclosed how him and Danny were close friends since the latter had other interests than movies, such as mountains and carpentry.

“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,” he said.

Regarding his sons Imaad and Vivaan, who both are aspiring to make it big in the Indian film industry, Shah wished them success but hoped that their dreams would not stop there.

“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,” he said. 

You can always trust Naseeruddin Shah to speak his mind, can’t you? 

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