Naseeruddin Shah has undeniably been showing a lot of interest in bonding with the Pakistanis lately and he stands in support of what he’s doing. In fact he actually thinks that Indians do not have the same fascination for Pakistanis that they seem to have for us and he did not seem to like that.
Naseeruddin Shah spoke about this at the third Kolkata literary meet saying,”What I found is that there is a tremendous fascination, there is a tremendous curiosity about us in Pakistan…we do not reciprocate that…we are condescending about that …I say they (those who are against cultural exchange) can go take a hike…I intend to continue whatever I can do in developing person to person contact.”
Not just that, he thought that he should promote a lot of person to person to contact with the country. For those of you who do not know, Naseeruddin Shah has been conducting a lot of workshops for budding artists in Pakistan and has also acted in a few of their films.
“We seem to carry it with us all this way and its time we got rid of it and there’s nothing we can do except further and encourage person to person contact…so I will continue to go there.I have been working with students, talking to them, performing with them and if anybody says that I am unpatriotic, then fine I am unpatriotic” added Naseeruddin Shah on this.