New Delhi: He counts among the greatest ever on the Indian screen, without doubt. To say Naseeruddin Shah is an icon as a cine artiste would be an understatement. From the art of acting he exuded in Paar, Sparsh, Pestonjee, Junoon, Mirch Masala or Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro, to the unforgettable screen presence of mainstream roles in Masoom, A Wednesday, Jalwa, The Dirty Picture or the Ishqiya films, the 70-year-old Bollywood veteran has been there, done that.
The much-feted actor has been equally at home on screens big and small (some feel his role in the TV serial Mirza Ghalib is his best ever), and has recently forayed the OTT space with the series Bandish Bandits, too.
In a career spanning over four decades, there have been instances when he failed to create magic on screen, but he tells you he has no regrets.
Shah said, “I don’t have a single regret in life. Yes, I have made mistakes but I have overcome them. I have put them behind me and moved on in life with learnings. I would be a fool to keep regrets in life. I have acted in several ghastly movies. I ate some of them. I might have not enjoyed working for those films but I don’t regret having done them. Each and every decision of mine has taught me something or the other,”.
“It has been a great and fulfilling journey. It has been better than I thought it would be. I feel ‘tript’ (contented). I feel blessed to be able to fulfill my dreams. I think I have to find newer dreams now. I am still finding and exploring new things. You can’t expect any favours from life. It’s up to you to find the challenges,” he added.