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Naseeruddin Shah expresses desire to make a 'courageous' film on religion

Naseeruddin Shah recently graced the 77th Cannes Film Festival along with wife, Ratna Pathak Shah

By Web Desk
May 19, 2024
Naseeruddin Shah expresses desire to make a courageous film on religion
Naseeruddin Shah expresses desire to make a 'courageous' film on religion

Naseeruddin Shah expressed his desire to make a 'courageous' film on religion, stating that it has caused 'most harmful things that happened to humanity.'

In a recent interview with Brut India at the Cannes Film Festival, the 73-year-old actor discussed which contemporary social issue he would choose to focus on if he were to make a film.

The Dirty Picture actor divulged, "I would say religion. I think courageous films should be made about this factor which seems to be on all our minds. This, to my mind, is one of the most harmful things that have happened to humanity."

"And that is why I consider a film that I did in Pakistan many years ago called Khuda Kay Liye, which was an important film, equally as important as Manthan."

He continued, “Some people are attempting to do that and gradually their numbers may multiply but it’s still not easy to make a direct statement and one has to couch one’s message in a palatable form.”

Naseeruddin Shah recently attended the 77th Cannes Film Festival with his wife, Ratna Pathak Shah. 

His 1976 film Manthan was screened in the Cannes Classics section.