Naseeruddin Shah remembers his father as the villain in his life: ‘Nautanki karoge toh khana kaha se khaoge?‘
Naseeruddin Shah expressed regret for not reconciling with his father. He stated that he believed he would never be like his father.
Naseeruddin Shah recently expressed his inability to imagine himself as an ideal father. He has spoken out about his strained relationship with his father, which he admits he still regrets. The senior actor admitted that, while he never wanted to be like his father, he had to be harsh on his children at times.
Naseeruddin Shah is not an ideal father.
The actor on We Are Yuvaa said, “I never wanted to be like my father with my kids. I wanted my children to hug me and be themselves around me. It has happened to a certain point only because somewhere, unintentionally, the habits which were ingrained in you, not because of genetics but memetics. It is common for the sound waves and attitudes of those around you to reside in you. I haven’t spoken to my children in a long time. This is something I learned from my father: I never thrashed them. I don’t want my children to be afraid of me. I’m not sure how far I’ve gotten, but this is what I’m aiming for. I haven’t always been the best father because my rage got the best of me.” He also made a joke about being afraid of his younger son.
Naseeruddin Shah’s thoughts on his father
Naseeruddin also said he realised many things after his father’s death. “I used to think of him as my life’s villain. “I had forgotten about his small gestures, like his kindness,” he added. During the same conversation, the actor mentioned how his father wanted him to be a doctor, but he chose acting instead. He stated that his father was shocked when the actor showed no interest in studies and even failed 9th grade. “Nautanki karoge toh khana kaha se khaoge?” his father had also questioned him.
Nasseruddin’s father was Aley Mohammed. He has previously talked about not being with his father during his last days. Naseeruddin is married to Ratna Pathak Shah. He had three kids–Heeba, Imaad and Vivaan Shah.