Naseeruddin Shah regrets working for ‘The Blueberry Hunt’
The veteran actor is extremely disappointed that he gave preference to Anup Kurian’s The Blueberry Hunt over Shoaib Mansoor’s Bol
Very rarely actors badmouth movies they are a part of, especially if they are playing the protagonist. But the non-conformist that Naseersaab is, he has openly expressed his dissatisfaction over working in a film like The Blueberry Hunt wherein he plays the role of a Marijuana planter. The actor recently got great reviews for his performance in Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, where he played Farhan Akhtar’s estranged father. And just when we were waiting for his next film that looks a little whacky, unusual and is based on the life of a recluse who lives with his dog, nurturing his Marijuana plants, the actor bursts the bubble by announcing that the movie is a piece of junk in an interview. The actor had apparently got an opportunity to work in the Pakistani movie, Bol that recently won a lot of critical acclaim and praise, but he couldn’t take it up as he was committed to The Blueberry Hunt. Naseersaab is very happy the way Bol shaped up and considering he had worked with the movie’s director before in Khuda Kay Liye, the actor has developed a new-found respect for Shoaib and thinks he’s a filmmaker with a lot of potential. The Blueberry Hunt is slated to release on November 18 now and we wonder what the fate of the film would be after Naseersaab’s excessively harsh monologue.
First Published: 7.00 PM IST 10.24.2011