Naseeruddin Shah's opinion on Bhaag Milkha Bhaag didn't go well with yesteryear actor Shabana Azmi,who is also the step mother of the lead actor of the film, Farhan Akhtar. Naseeruddin Shah, an actor Bollywood can show to the world with pride, recently made a comment on the last year's blockbuster film Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (BMB).
Bollywood's Naseer Saab was not very happy with the film and went on to call the film ' fake'.Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, with its realistic portrayal of Olympian Milkha Singh's life, had won great critical acclaim along with terrific box office success, last year. But Naseeruddin Shah had a different opinion. He said, "It's a completely fake film. Farhan (Akhtar) has no doubt worked very hard but building up muscles and growing your hair is not exactly working hard on your acting.At least he should have tried to look like Milkha."
Shabana Azmi who worked with Naseer in many films has now come up with an opinion that is very different from Naseer's. Shabana said, "Farhan was outstanding in Bhaag Milkha Bhaag His performance gave me gooseflesh. He has raised the bar for what actors should demand from themselves while portraying real-life characters. Naseer is entitled to his opinion. But most Indians don't agree with him."
Even though Naseer had a point in telling that working on your acting is not working on your muscles, it seems that most of Bollywood don't agree with him. Farhan has built a great physique for the biopic but Milkha didn't look like Farhan at that point in time and it is a fact that BMB fans would not want to hear.
Prasoon Joshi, who penned the biopic, was on the side of Shabana and opined, "I respect Naseer Saab and he's entitled to his opinion. But I don't agree with his opinion on BMB. I've written the film. It has inspired and connected with people all across the world. It was not meant to be a documentary or a niche film."