After more than 55 years in the business, Naseeruddin Shah discussed what motivates him. Naseeruddin Shah, a seasoned actor who was most recently featured in the second season of the historical fiction streaming series “Taj,” revealed that he didn’t think his cult classic black comedy “Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro” amusing when filming it.
While talking about the film’s sequel he said, “That was a time I believed deeply in the method, believability, and logic. I found many situations in the film ludicrous and I didn’t find anything funny while shooting that film. And maybe that’s why it is funny because none of us were laughing at ourselves while performing it. I realized I was mistaken, and I was being unreasonable, I should have tried to get on director Kundan Shah’s wavelength instead of trying to get the film on mine.”
After more than 55 years in the business, Naseeruddin Shah discussed what motivates him.
Naseeruddin Shah said, “After the age of 50, I’ve started getting more interesting parts than I got as a young man. Some really challenging parts I’ve received in the second phase of my career. Participating in a project, which I’m gonna enjoy, is what drives me. If I feel, I’m gonna have fun doing this, I do it. These days I prefer to play cameos because I’m kind of tired after almost 50 years of acting in cinema.”
“I’m finally tired of it, though I’m still enjoying this stage very much. It’s the waiting that is brain damage and the fact that you’re all ready to go in a shot, and as you’re about to go in, it goes cut. This is the nature of the beast, I don’t complain about it as I’ve lived with it all this time. But I’m getting tired of it. I would rather be on stage where live contact is possible between you and the viewers,” Naseer added.