Veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah, known for his strong performances in content-oriented films, says he is envious of actors like Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Manoj Bajpayee and Irrfan Khan as they are “so skilful”.
The Padma Bhushan awardee, who has films like “Nishant”, “Aakrosh”, “Mandi” and “Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro” to his credit, says that our country has a “fantastic crop of actors”.
“I am envious of them… Nawaz, Manoj Bajpayee, Irrfan Khan. They are so skilful. These actors… Arshad Warsi, Vijay Raaz are at par with the best actors in the world,” Naseeruddin, who was here to promote his forthcoming film “Waiting”, told IANS. “Nawazuddin Siddiqui is one of the finest actors I have ever seen and I envy him. I wish I was that good at his age. But it remains to be seen what our great film industry does with a talent like Nawaz.
“We don’t know what it will make of him… with talents like Manoj and Kalki Koechlin. But I feel these guys have so much calibre that they will make an enduring mark,” he added.