No regrets, but not very hopeful from Bombay film world: Naseeruddin Shah
The actor talks about the current status of cinema and the future of web entertainment services
Veteran Bollywood actor Naseeruddin Shah, known for his roles in movies like A Wednesday and Nishant expresses his disappointment with the Hindi film industry but maintained that he has no regrets from life.
"It has been an eventful journey and if I had a chance to live again, I would love to do it in the same way. I feel fortunate about the life I have lived," says Naseeruddin.
Shah, however, said that he was not very optimistic about the film industry in Mumbai.
"I am pretty much fed up with the kind of movies we make and I am not very optimistic about the film industry," says the actor.
He maintains that the Hindi film industry is "all fluff" and it is hard to find anything that will make him thrive in the industry.
"I want to focus more on theatre. At least you can turn back the pages and play Shakespeare or any great works," he says.
He maintains that it is difficult to find any creative work in Bollywood and that web platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime are the future of film viewing.
"I am certain that in the next few years all the cinema halls will disappear," he adds.