Naseeruddin Shah does not understand the craze for remakes
Bengaluru: Bollywood may be rehashing old movies but veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah is not in the favour remakes and thinks it would be stupid to rework “Masoom”.
“I give a damn to the business of remaking. I think it will be stupid to remake ‘Masoom’ in today’s world because it is not possible that a child would not be able to track his father in ten years with Facebook, Whatsapp, Google and God knows what,” Shah told PTI in an interview.
Shah, who was in the city for the success ceremony of his critically acclaimed memoir “And Then One Day”, said he does not understand the fascination for remakes.
“I don’t know if ‘Masoom’ is being remade. I don’t know why they should make remakes. I can’t understand anyway.”
The national-award-winning actor, who is often very critical of his own films, counts ‘Masoom’ among his favourites.
“‘Masoom’ probably is my favourte film in every way because it is very well made; very well acted; very well written and it was a subject which could so easily would have become over sentimental and syrupy, but it didn’t. I like that film very much indeed,” he said.
The Shekhar Kapur directed 1983 film revolved around a happy marriage which starts to flounder when the husband’s love child comes to live with the couple.
Shah does not consider ‘Paar’ a great movie.
“I like ‘Paar’. I am very proud of it, but I don’t think it is a masterpiece. I think it is a pretty good film. Infact some of it is very shabby in the making,” he said.
He does not regret doing films like ‘Tridev’ and ‘Dirty Picture’ even though he did no like them much.
“A lot of people liked ‘Tridev’ and ‘Dirty Picture’. I personally did not like them, but I don’t regret having done them,” he said, adding he is very vocal about his likes and dislikes.