Actor Naseeruddin Shah He told how the use of Urdu language in Hindi films has changed over time. It has changed for the worse, he said, ‘from now on there are absurd alphas.’ He also said that films these days lack substance. He also expressed his displeasure that films make fun of all communities in India. He said that films have not spared Sikhs, Christians, Muslims and others. (Also read: Amitabh Bachchan’s granddaughter Navya Naveli Nanda says she has not been offered any film till now.)
In a conversation during Jashan-e-Rekhta in 2022, he felt that the Urdu language had changed a lot in Hindi films, and said, “Satyansh ho gaya. But where has anything happened in Hindi films (this disaster). led to, it didn’t make our films better).
He added, “Today we don’t hear Urdu in our films. Earlier, when the censor board certificate came, it mentioned Urdu as a language. This was because the ghazals and shayari were in that language and Even the writers came from Persian theatre. That change can be seen today, Urdu words are not used. Now there are nonsense al-faaz (now they use useless words which have no meaning). doesn’t even care about the film’s title as most of them are taken from old songs.
He also talked about how the films make fun of communities in India, saying, “They make fun of Sikhs, Christians, Parsis… The Muslim man was always the hero’s best friend who would save him in the end. Howe died. But he died nonetheless.” He said that in this way films have also created stereotypes.
He also said that Hindi films lack substance and compared them to Indian cuisine, adding, “The bubble of Hindi films is about to burst because they lack substance. We keep claiming that our films are full of substance. are seen in the world, just as Indian food is eaten globally. Indian food is being eaten because it has substance, substance.”
Naseeruddin saw his latest film Katte release in theaters on January 13. The film also starred Tabu, Arjun Kapoor and Radhika Madan. He made his directorial debut with music director Vishal Bhardwaj’s son Asman Bhardwaj.
Interview with Naseeruddin Shah