Naseeruddin Shah’s comments on films like ‘The Kashmir Files’, ‘The Kerala Story’, and ‘Gadar 2’ did not sit well with the filmmakers.
Filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri reacted angrily to Shah’s statement, and now ‘The Kashmir Files’ actor Puneet Issar has also slammed the ‘Sparsh’ star. (Also Read: Actor Naseeruddin Shah’s Startling Confession Of How He Was Being Accused Of LOVE JIHAD On Marrying Ratna Pathak!)
He stated in a statement, “Naseeruddin Shah is the idiot of the highest order, and just a loose cannon. He is such a great actor and I respect him, but this is just not done. His statements are very uncalled for. He has got verbal diarrhea.”
He added, “He has also made fun of Rajesh Khanna. Someone should go and tell him Khanna’s flop films have also made more money than he has earned in his lifetime. A majority of the people have liked The Kashmir Files, and the film has done well on its own merit. You have to accept the audience’ verdict. And if he shuns commercial cinema so much, then why did he do Jalwa and other such films? Voice of people is the voice of God.”
Naseeruddin Shah on the popularity of ‘The Kashmir Files’:
Naseeruddin Shah was promoting his new film, ‘Man Woman Man Woman’. During an interview to promote his project, the actor stated that ‘it is alarming that films like ‘Kashmir Files’ are so tremendously successful’. Speaking on how the goal of filmmaking has shifted in recent years, the actor stated that it is no longer enough to love your country and instead beat drums about it, which is bad.
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Naseeruddin Shah finds the popularity of ‘Gadar 2’ disconcerting:
Speaking further, the veteran actor added, “In fact, films like Kerala Story and Gadar 2, I haven’t seen them but I know what they are about, it’s disturbing that films like Kashmir Files are so massively popular whereas films made by Sudhir Mishra, Anubhav Sinha, and Hansal Mehta, who are trying to portray the truth of their times don’t get seen. But it’s important that these filmmakers don’t lose heart and continue telling stories.”