Naseeruddin may pen tell-all on Bollywood

Mumbai, March 29 (IANS) – After his memoir And Then One Day, which has been very well-received by the critics and public alike, veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah is now all set to do an encore — this time an unflinchingly honest expose of people in the film industry.

Naseeruddin may pen tell-all on Bollywood

I do think the most interesting phase of my life has been covered. The rest is smooth-sailing. Now what I can do is a treatise on my experiences in the film industry. I don’t think that’s a bad idea, said Naseeruddin.

There are many things that I do want to say about the film industry. I might write it in the third-person. Then I’d have the right to be more candid without being diplomatic or hurting egos, he added.

The 65-year-old says he never expected the first part to be so well-received.

I thought they’d be extremely skeptical about an actor trying to write. I never thought the book would sell as much as it did in my country, or that the Indian critics would be anything but condescending towards it.

Not that this actor-extraordinaire ever doubted his writing abilities.

I knew that those who cared to read through my account would like it. Constructing sentences properly and writing essays have been my strong points right from school days. Though I was a dullard in all other subjects, my English compositions and essays in class were always rated the best.

My articles were selected for the school magazine. I did know I had a certain ability with words. So I knew I wouldn’t get whipped by the critics.