'I Love Working With Young Actors,' Says Naseeruddin Shah

'I Love Working With Young Actors,' Says Naseeruddin Shah

Shivam Mishra

Naseeruddin Shah never fails to amaze me with his flawless acting. With many incredible movies to his credit, the actor’s love for his craft is undying. Recently, while speaking to Bombay Times, Naseer Sahab talked about how he loves working with young actors and guiding them.

In an interview he said,


I feel the need to do it and I enjoy it very much. The work I do with actors is sparking off their imagination and pointing out to them how it should be used in their work, and of course, the many disciplines that go with the work of acting, which too many actors overlook. Generally, it’s considered that either you have the talent, or you don’t, some people can act and some people can’t, which is a complete fallacy. Anybody can act provided they put in the effort in the right direction, and are willing to expose themselves emotionally, which is something actors shouldn’t be scared of. And many people are afraid of that, and that’s why they don’t become actors.

Appreciating the struggles of young actors, he further added...

I think everybody enjoys acting, and whichever profession we are in, we all have to do a little bit of it every now and then. I love working with young actors and helping them achieve their potential. That is the greatest joy and it gives me more joy than doing it myself. Seeing them struggle with something and helping them conquer it is a fantastic feeling. I don’t want them to become clones of me, certainly not. I would want them to find their own identity and the work that I do with them should help them do that.

The actor also went on and explained that he is pretty impressed by the short films made by youngsters and considers them absolutely wonderful. I hope he keeps doing the good work. Naseeruddin Shah was last seen in Ramprasad Ki Tehrvi, & Aiyaary and he is next going to be seen in Kuttey.