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‘I don’t understand the business of remakes’

Veteran actor-director Naseeruddin Shah cringes at the very mention of the ‘remake trend’. He says he neither understands the ‘business’ of remakes, nor is he in favour of a new version of his 1983 critically acclaimed film Masoom.

‘I don’t understand this remake business. Films that are being remade shouldn’t be made in the first place. Bollywood is just betraying its complete mental lethargy by doing this! Earlier it was done differently, but unless you have some different angle to it, one should not do it,’ Naseeruddin said. Masoom, directed by the maverick Shekhar Kapur, was about how the news of a man’s love child creates havoc in the life of a family.

Naseeruddin played the father, while Shabana Azmi essayed his wife. It is one of Naseeruddin’s favourite films from his career of over four decades. The buzz is Himesh Reshammiya has recently bought the remake rights of the movie. Naseeruddin says the film’s story is not conducive to modern times.
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