Naseeruddin Shah: Indian Cinema shouldn’t be remembered just for Salman Khan films
‘A Wednesday‘ actor Naseeruddin Shah believes that Indian cinema is here for posterity. He feels that people should not end up watching Salman Khan films many years down the line, and think that life in 2018 was like that.
Naseeruddin Shah also says that as an actor, it’s his responsibility to do a socially relevant film. He feels that people of the next generation will identify our culture through the films that we are making now. Shah, who was seen in ‘A Wednesday’ alongside Jimmy Sheirgill and a short film titled ‘Rogan Josh’, spoke about choosing his scripts responsibly. The senior actor of Bollywood told PTI, “I consider it my responsibility to take part in such films. All my serious works are representative of their times. Cinema will survive. These films would be seen 200 years later.”
Shah went on further and explained, “I feel that cinema can’t change society or bring a revolution. I’m also not sure of cinema as a medium of education. Documentaries can be educative, not feature films. People see them and forget. The only serious function films can serve is to act as a record of their times.”
Taking an example of Salman Khan, the veteran actor said, “People should know what the India of 2018 was like. They shouldn’t end up seeing only Salman Khan films 200 years later. India is not like that. Cinema is for posterity.”
Naseeruddin Shah has delivered power packed performance in several films. He comes from a theatre background and the senior actor is trying hard to make people believe in good cinema.