Veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah feels that Bollywood stars should stay away from short films as they bring in their own baggage with them.
When asked at the launch of the short film, Interior Cafe, whether more Bollywood stars should feature in short films to encourage the medium, Naseeruddin said, "Probably not. Because Bollywood stars bring a lot of baggage with them and they alter the odour of films. In a way it will be sad and good that young filmmakers get an opportunity to make big budget movies.''
He added, "Of course it will be good for them (directors) and their careers but it will be sad because somewhere they will lose contact with their real strengths, as has happened over and over in the past.''
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"There is a future (for short films) because there are so many other outlets now for films which people want to make which may not get the promotional release. What is important is all these young people are actually making films and not just talking about it."
At the same event Naseeruddin also said that he will never make a film for his son, ''I don't consider him a star kid and I don't think he considers himself one either. I cannot make films for him and even if I could, I won't because I would like him to do it on his own. I believe in letting them (his children) find their own way and make their own decisions."