SUNDAY MAGAZINE

Bored with Bollywood





NASEERUDDIN SHAH is known to be a maverick. So it really comes as no surprise when Shah announces that he is "bored" with Bollywood. In his usual cut and dry manner, Shah is reported to have said that he is "dissatisfied with the level of stuff that is churned out as entertainment in this country". "After 30 years of acting in cinema, I think theatre is much more enriching." He added that what he would rather do is "teach". For Shah this is a creative enough vehicle. "I enjoy teaching actors, whether for cinema or stage or directing them. I find that I like to get them to give performances that I would like to give as an actor," he said. Meanwhile he's waiting for the time when he can make a film that he would like to see.BY SUCHITRA BEHAL