Naseeruddin Shah, one of the finest actors the Hindi film industry has ever produced, released his autobiography, And Then One Day, recently.
And Then One Day spans Naseer’s life from his childhood to his early film career, that ends around the time of his marriage to actress Ratna Pathak and the return of his daughter from his first marriage to India. In between are the crucial life-changing years at Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), Delhi’s National School of Drama (NSD) and the Film and Television Institute at Pune (FTII). This rather bald summary conceals tumultuous decades. It’s quite a journey.
Hindustan Times brings you an exclusive five-part video series featuring Shah, in which he gets candid about different phases of his life: through the troughs of disappointment and regret balanced by the highs of bittersweet success and the discovery of enduring love.
Naseer on Naseer: "I didn't fare well in studies, but my articles were always appreciated"
Naseer on Naseer: "Not getting the role in Gandhi one of my life's biggest regrets'
Naseer on Naseer:"My days as a struggler in Mumbai'
Naseer on Naseer:"I thought I'll be a newsreader if not an actor'
Naseer on Naseer: 'How, and why, I became an actor'