Bollywood Veteran and one of the finest actor Naseeruddin Shah, who turns 59 on Monday wants to kiss Vidya Balan. And he is not happy that Arshad Warsi got a chance to kiss Vidya and not he.
Well the story goes like this – Naseeruddin Shah is working on Arshad Warsi’s next film, which is a remake of 1969 classic Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, where Naseeruddin plays the role of Paul Newman and Arshad that played by Robert Redford. The movie is about wooing their lady love played by Vidya Balan and they do not know whom she really loves.
They kept it hidden from me because I would have insisted on one, too, Naseer laughed.
According to Naseer, “Ishqiya’s the story of two rogues and a charming widow, like Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid in spirit, both of us playing lovable rogues.” The actor, who spent his birthday rehearsing one of his plays, has just returned from abroad and had no time for celebrations. “I’ve postponed all celebrations to next year when I will be 60. Hopefully then I’ll have more time,” said Naseer who seldom takes himself seriously.
“As an actor I’ve tried never to look anxiously at the box office. I was delighted when A Wednesday made such an impact. But I never held my breath for it. Whenever I’ve calculated box office results I’ve failed miserably.”