After the untimely demise of Sushant Singh Rajput, the debate around nepotism and favoritism has turned chaotic with several actors and filmmakers claiming outsiders are ostracised in Bollywood by star kids and their godfathers.
Recently, veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah opened up about the debate and he feels that the debate around the death of SSR is turning more and more ‘juvenile’ every day. In an interview with Anupama Chopra of Film Companion, Naseer said he hoped people would let SSR rest in peace. He said:
“One can only hope for that though the level of the debate is getting more and more juvenile and I see it as completely unnecessary. Why are we washing our dirty underwear in public? Why are actors who have been content now complaining they are not on posters? Why are actors who didn’t get a certain film complaining they didn’t get it? They didn’t get it. There are so many actors who didn’t get it. If everyone of us starts enumerating out complaints, the film industry will seem like the worst place on earth. And I daresay that is true of any industry. First of all I hope this poor Sushant is laid to rest and people just leave him alone.”
Naseeruddin was perhaps talking about popular actor Deepak Dobriyal, who has given many amazing performances in movies like Hindi Medium, Angrezi Medium, Tanu Weds Manu series, and many more recently shared the posters of all the movies he was in but didn’t find a place on the posters of the movies. Sharing the posters, he had written:
“I was in this too. I will live like this, without any complaints. Just one request, I am content with working stills. Next time you tag me, please use a working still. Thank you),”
Furthermore, Naseer talked about the hopes he has from movies arriving on OTT due to the coronavirus pandemic. He said:
“And my hope is that people will realise the futility of block-busting, seeti inducing applause inducing, coin throwing kind of movies because that is probably not going to happen anymore. It’s going to be very interesting to see what kind of reaction a Salman Khan film gets on the OTT platform? People watching alone at home, will they still throw coins at the screen? No they wont. It’s a fever that infects everybody,”
Talking about his professional front, Naseer will be next seen in Amazon Prime Web Series titled Bandish Bandits, where he will be seen playing the role of a classical singer in the show. The show will release on August 4.