Naseeruddin Shah Says Waiting Is Not An Entertainment Movie

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Anu Menon’s recent movie ‘Waiting’, starring Naseeruddin Shah and Kalki Koechlin tells sweet simple story based on two different couples who face the are trying to sort out differences between their loved ones. At the launch of Waiting. Naseeruddin Shah stated about his movie Waiting that this is not an entertainment film in which the audience whistles their way into the theaters as all do in Salman and SRKs movie.

He stated, “It is a simple, sober, sweet and true film written and made by heart. I think no other formula than this can make a film successful. I believe this film will touch everyone’s heart.”

Source: bollywoodmantra

“Audience, who whistle at or watch Salman and Shah Rukh Khan’s films,Waiting is not for them. But, thankfully there is a set of audience, who enjoy or like such films,” Shah said in an interview. “This film is not for single screen theatres. It’s like there are few plays that are made only for small theatres, but some are for big theatres. If you will watch this film with 2000 people whistling, you will not enjoy it at all. People, who are making films of this league have to accept the fact that they will never be as popular as typical commercial filmmakers. And if somebody wants major fame they should make that kind of movies,” he said.

After London Paris New York in 2012, Anu Menon has come up with Waiting after four years. Naseeruddin is satisfied with his work as a filmmaker and enjoyed working with him in same project.


“I have never had bad experience in working with new directors. On the other hand, I had some really bad experiences with few veteran filmmakers. A new directors is working on his/her first film. They put their heart and soul in it. There is a fire to prove themselves,” he said.

“Their whole life is on the stake. The hard work by which the first film is made, I feel the second or third film doesn’t have that much in it. If you will see the track record of filmmakers Govind Nihalani, Ketan Mehta, Kundan Shah, their first film was the best,” he added.

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