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Star kids have it easy in film industry, feels Naseeruddin

“I think about those who <g data-gr-id="45">are not star</g> kids. The star kids have it easy. The ones who have made a mark for themselves necessarily do not have a godfather or sugar daddies in the film industry,” Shah told reporters here at the trailer launch of Charlie Ke Chakkar Mein.

The 66-year-old actor, who has two sons—Imaad and Vivaan—feels that newcomers are skillful and always inspire him.

“I have worked with young actors and most of them are skillful, informed and technically ahead of actors of my generation at that age. I am glad to see <g data-gr-id="46">vast number</g> of young talented girls and boys appearing in films,” Shah said.

“It is inspiring to be working with them. It is always wonderful to work with young people,” he added.

The 'A Wednesday' actor feels that struggle is part of everyone’s life. “I also believe the period of struggle hits you at some level. Some people get an easy start, some get delayed start,” Shah said.

“I don’t think there is anybody who can escape the heart-breaking struggle that every creative person has to go through whether you are a star kid or not,” he said.

“I try to do both <g data-gr-id="49">kind</g> of films- small and big budget. There are films that you do for creative satisfaction and others you just do for money. I have been doing all kind of films in my career. I do films that do not go the formula way and try to be original,” he said. .

The National award-winning actor admitted that he has committed mistakes by doing certain movies in his career.

“The content of the film is not in my hands as I am not a writer or a director. After 'A Wednesday', I have done films like Ishqiya and there have been mistakes like Jackpot. Every time you can’t get it right,” Shah said.

Meanwhile, Shah has no plans of directing a film again. His directorial debut Yun Hota To Kya Hota (2006) which failed to garner peoples’ attention.
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