The veteran Bollywood actor Naseeruddin Shah is a very popular and highly acclaimed actor. His performances in various movies have earned international recognition and awards. But the actor has recently revealed that he finds no value in receiving awards and trophies. He even said that he uses his Filmfare trophies as handles for the washroom in his farmhouse.
Yes, you read the statement right. Naseeruddin Shah in one of his recent interviews has opened up about his feelings about receiving awards and trophies. He slammed the award shows by stating that any actor who has put their life and effort into portraying a role is a good actor. And asked that if they just pick one person from the lot and say that ‘this is the best actor of the year’, how’s it fair? He said that he is not proud of those awards and he did not even go to collect the last two awards that he received.
And the story did not end here, as the actor continued to make the bold statement and said, “So, when I built a farmhouse I decided to put these awards there. Whoever goes to the washroom will get two awards each as the handles are made of the Filmfare awards.”
Talking about the awards he said he finds no value in trophies. He said that he used to get happy when he received the initial ones but then, trophies started piling up around him. And sometimes he understood that these awards are a result of lobbying. One is receiving these awards not necessarily because of their merit, so he started leaving them behind.
On the other hand, Naseeruddin Shah expressed his respect for the national awards. Talking about the same he said that he respects Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan awards that he has received from the government of India.
According to Shah, these National awards reminded him of his deceased father who used to always be worried about his job and said things like ‘if you do this useless work, you will become a fool’. He said, “So, when I went to Rashtrapati Bhavan to collect the awards, I looked up and asked my dad if he was seeing all this… He was… and I am sure he was happy… I was happy to receive those awards. But I can’t stand these competitive awards.”
Naseeruddin Shah’s critical statement about awards and award shows has grabbed eyeballs and has made various super hot headlines. The netizens are divided as they react to his statement. His fans and some people on the internet are applauding the actor for being bold and slamming the fake award shows. And on the other hand, some are criticizing him for being ungrateful for the trophies he has been honored with.