I will not be directing a film. It's very difficult and I admire the people who make good films. But I will not try
Veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah says he cannot wait to work with Bollywood actress Madhuri Dixit in Abhishek Chaubey's 'Dedh Ishqiya'. "Madhuri and I have worked together before. I am her fan. I don't know how many films of mine she has seen but I always thought she is a good actress and I am waiting to work with her again," he said.
Chaubey is all set to make the sequel of his 2010 debut film 'Ishqiya'. Of the original cast, Naseeruddin and Arshad Warsi have been retained, while Vidya Balan has been replaced by Madhuri.
Talking about the film, Naseeruddin said: "It is a nice step. I am also waiting for the shooting. It will be at the end of the year. I am waiting also because it will be Abhishek Chaubey's next film. I feel it will be better than 'Ishqiya'." One of bollywood's finest actors, Nasseeruddin says that he will never leave acting. "I like films and love them. I will never leave acting. Even if I stop working in films, I will never leave acting. I do a job which I love," he added.
Most veteran actors are becoming directors now, but Naseeruddin has no such plans.
"I will not be directing a film. It's very difficult and I admire the people who make good films. But I will not try," he said.
Naseeruddin Shah who will soon be seen in Kabeer Kaushik's forthcoming film 'Maximum', says while selecting a role he gives importance to script and how the film will be made.
"These days I don't think about what my role is in a film before choosing it. The film should be such that makes me feel proud of my association with it, that makes me happy and in which I would enjoy working," the 61-year-old said here Monday at the music launch of 'Maximum'.
"My agenda is to support a film. I give more importance to the script and the way the film will be made over the length of my role," he added.
Set in Mumbai 2003, the story is about two cops, their journey and struggle for power. In this game, they are not alone. There are conspirators moving at every level.
'Maximum' also features Sonu Sood, Neha Dhupia and Vinay Pathak and hits theatres June 29.
Naseer is impressed with his co-star Sonu and said: "I am very impressed with Sonu. He had a very powerful presence in 'Jodhaa Akbar'. I think it is a good thing that he has not got stuck in the villain category. He trusts other actors and he has no insecurity. I really liked working with him."
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