Cannes 2024: Naseeruddin Shah On His Debut Red Carpet Moment - 'Felt Unreal To Me'

Naseeruddin Shah at Cannes Movie Pageant together with his spouse. (Picture Credit score: AFP)

New Delhi:

Veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah just lately attended the Cannes Movie Pageant as part of the screening of his 1976 movie Manthan, nearly 50 years after its launch. The actor, who was accompanied on the crimson carpet by his spouse Ratna Pathak Shah, known as the skilled as “terribly emotional.” Talking with Brut India, the actor mentioned, “It felt unreal to me. I’ve all the time seen the crimson carpet ceremony both on video or in pictures. I’ve seen all these pretty girls parading themselves of their beautiful costumes. I by no means dreamt I would be part of that in the future. So, my spouse and I made a decision to maintain it so simple as doable. And, in fact, it was a very emotional expertise. As a result of there have been so many buddies who had been within the movie. Girish was a pal and my instructor. He was the director of FTII. Smita was a pricey pal and so was Amrish. None of them are there any longer.”

He additionally added, “So many faces which one had form of slipped one’s reminiscence. To see all these individuals once more who used to, who had been nearly everyone within the unit bought dragged in… I felt very proud, prouder of this movie than I’ve ever felt. I’ve all the time treasured this movie very dearly to my coronary heart. So it was a transferring expertise, I may hardly maintain again the tears. And I discover that the movie has actually stood the take a look at of time.”

The screening of Manthan at Cannes Movie Pageant passed off on Friday night. It was attended by Naseeruddin, his spouse Ratna Pathak Shah, late Smita Patil’s son Prateik Babbar, Verghese Kurien’s daughter Nirmala Kurien, sisters of Smita Patil-Anita Patil Deshmukh and Manya Patil Seth.

Manthan, directed by Shyam Benegal, is impressed by the pioneering milk cooperative motion of Verghese Kurien.


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