“Naseerbhai Is Like Magic” – Randeep Hooda

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Randeep Hooda will be sharing screen space with Naseeruddin Shah nearly after a decade. The last time they shared screen space was in Mira Nair’s Monsoon Wedding. Since then, the two worked together in the theater. Randeep’s involvement with actor Naseeruddin Shah’s theatre group Motley as an actor for a while now. Presently they will be seen sharing screen space in their second film John Day being directed by debutant director Ahishor Solomon.

Randeep says that he has been fortunate as an actor working with Naseeruddin Shah as a co-actor and
director. “In John Day, he’s not the director but a co-actor and that’s the biggest difference. Working with him as
a co-actor you have to keep your reverence and at the same time go with the chemistry of the director whereas in a play it’s a long drawn process of finding myself organically since he’s the director,” says Randeep.

Randeep says that the difference between Naseer as an actor and a director is pretty different but both wonderful experiences. “What can I say about his acting. He’s simply magic. I have been lucky I have done two plays an actor with him. He is an epitome of acting of all Indian actors. He has directed me in two plays and it’s been wonderful. He’s a very good director who’s fairly autocratic and in a lighter moment democratic. I don’t mind working with an autocratic as long he is sure about what he is doing,” concludes Randeep.

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