By Hindustan Times
Naseeruddin Shah, who plays an encounter specialist in his upcoming film, says his character isn’t based on a real cop. In an interview with Roshmila Bhattacharya, he opens up.
What made you sign the film, Maximum?
After back-to-back projects, I wasn’t in the mood to take on another film. But I was drawn by (director) Kabeer Kaushik’s conviction. I’d been impressed by his concern for the forces in Sehar (2005). Now, he’s back with this story of two encounter cops. I’ve always encouraged young filmmakers, even though the three debutants I worked with last year made terribly disappointing movies.
Is your character modelled on Daya Nayak (the Mumbai encounter cop who was in