scorecardresearch
Follow Us:
Tuesday, August 09, 2022

Didn’t find Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro funny while shooting it: Naseeruddin Shah

While Indian cinema and its audience continue to celebrate his 1983 comedy film, Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro, Naseeruddin Shah maintains he never found it funny while they were making it.

Written by Priyanka Sharma | Mumbai |
October 13, 2019 6:04:41 pm
jaane bhi do yaaro stills Naseeruddin Shah maintains he never found Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro funny while they were making it.

Trust Naseeruddin Shah to go against the tide even if it moves in his favour. While Indian cinema and its audience continue to celebrate his 1983 comedy film, Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro, the actor maintains he never found it funny while they were making it.

For Shah, not even the film’s climax scene – the Mahabharata sequence – which remains iconic even after three decades, has any greatness to it.

“I never thought it would get completed. I didn’t find it funny while we were making it. I didn’t find anything funny. When I read the script, I did. But while performing, no. That possibly worked for the film because if you find yourself funny the audience is not going to find it funny. You will be laughing at your own joke,” he said during a session at the India Film.

The Padma Bhushan recipient also said said he never thought the ensemble cast film would go on to become a classic.

Subscriber Only Stories
9 FIRs, many notices: Shrikant Tyagi’s long record of notorietyPremium
Post pandemic, employees reluctant to return, firms take offices to small...Premium
Experts Explain: What it will take to fulfill India’s solar power dreamPremium
India’s lesson from CWG: Diversify sports. The eight medals in athletics ...Premium

“… But we rehearsed a great deal because Kundan also felt the need for that. For at least 15 days the actors assembled and we would read the script. A lot of people believed the film was mostly ad-libbed but it wasn’t. It was all written.

“The only person who ad-libbed and who is very good at it is Satish Shah. I am not good at it so I didn’t try. Ravi Baswani and I got along really well and we had been friends for a very long time so, it was very easy working with him…,” Shah said.

The session was moderated by actor-director Anand Tiwari.

TWO IS ALWAYS BETTER | Our two-year subscription package offers you more at less

📣 Join our Telegram channel (The Indian Express) for the latest news and updates

For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App.

  • Newsguard
  • The Indian Express website has been rated GREEN for its credibility and trustworthiness by Newsguard, a global service that rates news sources for their journalistic standards.
  • Newsguard
First published on: 13-10-2019 at 06:04:41 pm

Featured Stories

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement