When Naseeruddin Shah Was Made Aware Of Being Muslim

”The only time in my life I have been aware of being a Muslim was as a child when I was subjected to lessons by narrow minded mullahs” says Naseeruddin Shah.

The type of content that audiences want to consume has changed over time and unique stories which are thought provoking and emotionally uplifting have made a place in the hearts of the audiences.

ZEE5 being one of the biggest content creators has always delivered content that the audiences want to see be it of any genre, romance, drama, action or comedy. One of their latest films is Mee Raqsam which has turned many heads mainly for is unique concept.

Naseeruddin Shah

The storyline of the film revolves around how a father is supporting his daughter in pursuing the dance form that she likes but unfortunately the clash of religions and the mentality of the society does whatever it takes to not allow the girl to pursue her dream. What happens next? Is the girl able to go and do the final dance or did the society and older thoughts crumple the dream and not allowed her talent to shine?

Naseeruddin Shah who is essaying the character of the community leader reveals only time he was reminded that he was a Muslim.

The actor says, “The only time in my life I have been aware of being a Muslim was as a child when I was subjected to lessons by narrow minded mullahs. In my profession I have never encountered communalism of any kind nor did my father who was a govt servant and my brother who served in the army all his life.”

The film marks directorial debut of Baba Azmi. The Hindi feature film is shot in Mijwan near Azamgarh and its surrounding areas.

The film also marks a tribute to father Kaifi Azmi Sa’ab whose birth centenary was celebrated this year. The film had an exclusive screening and well known faces of the industry marked their valuable presence and were all praises for the film.

Mee Raqasm is directed by Baba Azmi and is all set to release exclusively on ZEE5.

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