Veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah has always been very open about his views on politics, movies and more. In a recent conversation, the actor spoke about hyper-masculinity in films and how he couldn’t sit through certain blockbusters. During the conversation with We Are Yuvaa, when asked about the hyper-masculine movies like Kabir Singh earning great numbers at the box office, he said there’s growing insecurity amongst men.
Naseeruddin Shah says he couldn’t sit through blockbusters RRR and Pushpa: “I won’t go to watch such films”
Naseeruddin Shah said, “Men’s insecurity is increasing. That’s why hyper-masculinity is being emphasized even more. All superheroes, now in America, this Marvel universe is thriving, and it’s happening here too. But, films like A Wednesday also succeed, which don’t have a hyper masculine hero. Granted, the premise of that film is completely impossible. So, that character somehow falls into the hero category because what he does, it’s not possible for anyone to do. But people overlook that, because he provides them with a thrill. So I suppose this need to receive a thrill is there and will always be there. But the acceptance of smaller films like those made by Anurag, like Ramprasad Ki Terhvi, like Gulmohar, I think these kinds of sensitive movies will find their place as well.”
Talking about blockbusters like Pushpa and RRR, the veteran actor said that he couldn’t sit through those movies. He said, “I am pretty sure because I have great faith in the younger generation and I think that they are far more evolved, far more informed and far more savvy than we were. Apart from the thrill, I can’t imagine what else one gets from watching such films. I tried to watch RRR, but I couldn’t. I tried to watch Pushpa, but I couldn’t. Although I did watch a Mani Ratnam film, completely, because he is a very capable filmmaker and does not have an agenda. And I can’t imagine besides the thrill or feeding the emotions hidden inside you. There is a sense of happiness that often lingers for several days after watching. I can’t imagine. Main aisi films dekhne kabhi na jaaun (I won’t go to watch such films).”
On the work front, Naseeruddin Shah was last seen Vishal Bhardwaj's production Kuttey.
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