Naseeruddin Shah: I am not a good filmmaker
Posted on: 05:21 PM IST Jan 23, 2013
Mumbai: Veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah, who made his directorial debut in 2006 with box office dud 'Yun Hota To Kya Hota', says he would like to remake his film to overcome the disappointment. The film, starring his son Imaad, Konkona Sen Sharma, Paresh Rawal, Irrfan Khan, Ayesha Takia and his old friend Ravi Baswani explored four stories which eventually become intertwined with the 9/11 attacks. However, it did not click well with the audience.
"I think if I would have got another chance to make the film again I think I would have done a better job. I don't think I am a good filmmaker. I am personally disappointed by the film. To make films is difficult and I admire those who make it," Shah told reporters here at the press conference ofhis upcoming film 'Sona Spa'.
The 62-year-old plays Baba Dayanand, who runs the spa in the Makrand Deshpande film.
"It was the desire to be part of this project and not the role. It's not a great role. It was not the most challenging. I believe actors are remembered not by how good and skilful they were but by films.
"I am at a stage of my career where I want to enjoy the work that I do. And that is my dream. I want that to happen more than anything else. As a result, in three years I have done four years. Some of them did not do well but I enjoyed doing them," he said.
The film is based on a Hindi play, written and directed by Deshpande himself and brings the serious issue of lack of sleep due to various reasons resulting in a unhealthy and tiring life.
The film also stars Aahana Kumrah, Shruti Vyas, Pooja Pradhan, Nivedita Bhattacharya, Vinit Sharma, Romi Jaispal and releases on March 22.
"The film is about a world which is full of fame, glamour and money but it lacks sleep. At 'Sona Spa' one can buy sleep anytime, day or night," director Deshpande said.