Naseeruddin against biopics on Kishore Kumar and RD Burman

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Naseeruddin…Commercial filmmakers will end up “ruining” them.

Actor Naseeruddin Shah this time takes on the spate of biopics being planned in Bollywood. The veteran feels biopics on music legends Kishore Kumar and R D Burman should not be made as commercial filmmakers will end up “ruining” them.

He said he had heard a film on legendary director 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, Shah told reporters, “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.”

On the proposed biopic on R D Burman, the 67-year-old actor said, “It is enough if they make a song and dance film only. Commercial filmmakers should not touch serious subjects. Satyanash hi kar ke rakhte hai uska (they ruin them completely).”

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Shah, who made his debut in Bollywood with Nishant, has also worked in over 100 films so far. He said that he was blessed to join 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,” said Shah.

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 Tamil movie OK Kanmani.

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One wonders whether a real biopic on some one’s life can be made if the subject or the relatives close to him have a say on the film. – CINEWS

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