The extremely talented, veteran actors Naseeruddin Shah and Pankaj Kapoor -who were brothers in law at one point- will now be seen together, sharing screen space in an upcoming movie. Though the two previously starred in the movie Maqbool, they weren’t seen together on screen and now, that might not be the case.
In Nitin Chandra’s Company Ustad, the two will share screen space. The two, who share a very cordial relation with each other, are slightly wary of being paired with each other. “I’d love to work with Pankaj. He is a fine actor. But the script has to justify our presence,” said Naseeruddin.
“It was really Naseer Saab and Pankaj Saab and no one else for these parts. The characters they were offered are rare in Indian cinema. The film is a bio-pic and those two roles are rigorously researched and designed. I have been working on the characters for four years. The script is powerful enough to invite the presence of actors like Naseer, Pankaj and Manoj Bajpayee,” said the director Nitin Chandra.