Actor Naseeruddin Shah is doing for his son Imaad Shah’s career what he has never done for his own. According to latest buzz, the acting legend is lending his presence at strategic places to promote his elder son’s forthcoming movie, 404.
Imaad, also a rock musician, has been performing live at various venues in different cities. On Friday he and his band had a concert in Kathmandu and people were pleasantly surprised to see Naseer there. The veteran actor did not let the limelight get shifted away from his son.
“I attended Imaad’s concert in Kathmandu. I made sure it remained his evening. So when people at the concert began to approach me, very sweetly, I might add, I had to turn down their requests for attention. It was my son’s evening. I was just a spectator who happened to be a proud father,” Naseer, 60, said.
“Naseer knows his presence makes his son self-conscious. So he decided to slip in quietly and sat through the entire evening watching Imaad with parental pride,” said a source.
“The concert at in the Kanthipath area of Kathmandu was for a very restricted audience. The concert got delayed because of inclement weather. But Naseer sat patiently in an unobtrusive corner for the entire evening. When Imaad and his band finally started performing, Naseer’s face was glowing with happiness,” added the source.
Directed by Prawal Raman, 404, starring Imaad, is releasing next Friday. It is set in a medical institution and Imaad plays an eccentrically genius college senior in it.