Trust Naseeruddin Shah to tell it like it is!

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Mumbai, Nov. 22 -- Trust Naseeruddin Shah to tell it like it is. Brutally honest, you can expect him to mince no words. When we asked him about the recent trend of biopics in Bollywood, the veteran actor visibly fed up, sounded exasperated as he says.. 
 
"All the biopics being made are bloody sugar-coated shit. I dread to see a biopic of Kishore Kumar. No one in the industry was even capable of comprehending Kishore Kumar. How the hell will you make a film on him? Why would you make biopics like these?" 
 
Questioning the Milkha Singh biopic as well, the actor says, "Why was it (Bhaag Milkha Bhaag; 2013) made? Just to glorify Milkha and to indulge in some Pak bashing? And to show Farhan Akhtar looking absolutely gorgeous? He (Farhan) worked very hard on it and he deserved the applause and the girls screaming in the auditorium but the fact is that he looked like Rocky. He didn't look like Milkha Singh at all." 
 
While he was also a part of Vidya Balan starrer, The Dirty Picture (2011) - based on Silk Smitha, the actor admits that he did the role because it was "great fun". 
 
"It is one of my favourite performances. I don't know why Milan Luthria (director) came to me though. I think he needed somebody who was sort of over the hill. Of course in Bollywood, no one is over the hill because they're all still youngsters even at 75. They all still dye their hair and romance girls half their age with complete conviction. But I had a ball doing the film. Vidya, of course, is an absolute sweetheart," the Ishqiya (2010) actor says.
 
He also did a special appearance for one scene in Zoya Akhtar's Zindagi Na Milegi Dobaara (ZNMD), which was a box-office success. But the actor reveals that except for that one scene in the film, he hasn't yet watched the film. 
 
"I never felt like watching it. Zoya (Akhtar) sent me a thick script and I sent it back to her saying that I couldn't read this shit. I read about five pages and it wasn't my kind of movie at all. These three boys behaving like teenagers; I couldn't take it as I had outlived all this. So she came and narrated this one scene and I was very moved by that scene. So I just said yes to it. It was just two days of shooting in Barcelona (Spain) and all these kids were great but that was that. I didn't bother to see it. I will [watch it] someday though I doubt I will be able to sit through it (laughs)."