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Naseeruddin Shah returns to TV


Naseeruddin Shah is making a comeback on television with ‘Nazar Ya Nazariya

NasirNew Delhi: Veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah is making a comeback on television with ‘Nazar Ya Nazariya’, a series aimed at dispelling negative perceptions about visually-challenged people.

The 63-year-old actor, who has worked in many popular TV shows like ‘Mirza Ghalib’ and ‘Bharat Ek Khoj’, said he will act as a narrator by introducing and ending every episode.

“I became an actor to become different people and have fun. As my journey went ahead, I realized there is something more I need to do in my life which is why I never hesitate to extend my hand to any cause,” Shah said.

‘Nazar Ya Nazariya’, to be aired on Doordarshan, is a 13-part series by Score Foundation in which clich├ęd thoughts about blindness will be challenged.

“I do not congratulate myself that I am performing a great deal or something. The real credit goes to the people who are actually out there in the field and to those who have committed their life to this cause.

“Each of us has to start within our own fields. It is very easy to make generalized statements and say this should be done. But if we start changing our reaction to our immediate area of engagement, perhaps that will help in gradually removing blindness,” he said.

Although the star does not want to be a part of television fiction he wants to do shows which are centered on social issues.

“I can never be part of fiction on TV firstly because it’s too time consuming and brain damaging. But I would like to do something like this again because it has incredible reach,” he said.

“I watch television only if there is a cricket or tennis match. Sometimes I watch Geographic or Cartoon Network. The kind of fiction that we have on television is perhaps worse than movies. The trouble is people are already getting addicted” he said.


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