Naseeruddin Shah claims that he didn’t even go to collect his Filmfare awards and uses them as handles on his bathroom doors


One of the most well-liked actors in the business is Naseeruddin Shah, a known veteran actor. He has won numerous prizes, but he recently admitted in an interview that he doesn’t value them much. In fact, he jokingly admitted to using his Filmfare awards as bathroom door handles.

Naseeruddin Shah has received numerous accolades for his outstanding performances in films including “Paar,” “Sparsh,” and “Iqbal,” earning him three National Awards. He has also won three Filmfare Awards for his iconic performances in films like “Akrosh,” “Chakra,” and “Masoom.” But in a frank interview with The Lallantop, the actor revealed his unconventional viewpoint on prizes and clarified rumours around his unusual use of them at home.

When questioned about his opinion on awards and the rumours surrounding his door handles, Naseeruddin Shah chuckled and responded, “Every actor who pours their heart and soul into a role deserves recognition. Singling out one person and proclaiming them the ‘best actor of the year’ seems unfair. I don’t take pride in these awards. In fact, I didn’t even bother to collect the last two awards I received. So, when I built my farmhouse, I decided to use these awards as handles for the washroom doors. Now, anyone who enters will have two Filmfare awards as handles.”


The actor also expressed his skepticism about the value of awards, claiming they are often the result of industry lobbying.

He went on to say, “These trophies hold no real significance for me anymore. Initially, I was thrilled to receive them, but soon they started piling up around me. I realized that these awards are often the outcome of lobbying and not necessarily based on merit. That’s when I decided to leave them behind. However, when I received the Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan awards, it reminded me of my late father who used to worry about my career and would say things like, ‘If you pursue this useless profession, you’ll become a fool.’ So, when I went to Rashtrapati Bhavan to collect those awards, I looked up and imagined my father watching. I’m sure he was happy, and I was content. But I simply can’t stand these competitive awards anymore.”

Aditi Rao Hydari, Rahul Bose, Sandhya Mridul, and Zarina Wahab were some of the co-stars with Naseeruddin Shah in the second season of “Taj: Reign of Revenge,” which was his most recent project. Zee5 broadcast the series’ debut on May 12, 2023.


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