Bollywood actor Naseeruddin Shah feels biopics on musical legends Kishore Kumar and RD Burman should not be made as commercial filmmakers will end up “ruining” them. The veteran star says he also heard that a biopic on filmmaker Guru Dutt is underway, but feels it will be better if it is not made.
When asked his views about a biopic being planned on Kishore Kumar, Naseeruddin told reporters at an event yesterday, “No it should not be made. We made one on Milkha Singh. I heard they are making a biopic on Guru Dutt as well. It will be better if they don’t make it.” When prodded further about a proposed biopic on even R D Burman, the 67-year-old actor said, “It is enough if they make song and dance film only. Commercial filmmakers should not touch serious subjects. Satyanash hi kar ke rakhte hai uska (they ruin them completely).”
Naseeruddin, who made his big screen debut in 1975 with “Nishant”, and has since went on to work in over 100 films, says he was blessed to come in the industry at a time when actors like him were needed. “I feel blessed that I came at a time when people like me were needed in films and I started getting work. In fact my struggle was not as long or hard as that of an actor like Nawazuddin (Siddiqui) or Irrfan (Khan). “Now they are getting success but it took a lot of time. They both struggled a lot.”
The “Ishqiya” actor will be next seen in “OK Jaanu” starring Aditya Roy Kapur and Shraddha Kapoor. The film, directed by Shaad Ali, is a remake of Mani Ratnam’s superhit Tamil movie “OK Kanmani”.