India’s veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah, having ample experience under his belt, opened up about why he chose to be part of Pakistani film Khuda Kay Liye.
The 70-year-old star during an interview with IANS, harked back to the 2007-released Shoaib Mansoor-directorial, opening up about his character and the intention he had while essaying it.
“It is not always the character but what the intention behind telling the story is that matters the most,” he began.
The Masoom actor went ahead to narrate how he hailed from a family with more extreme and orthodox beliefs that raised several questions in his mind about his faith and the true meaning of Islam.
“Those thoughts used to disturb me as a growing adult. I was like, ‘but my friend KC Singh is such a nice fellow, it was not his decision to born a Hindu, so why would he go to hell?’ We do not choose our parents and the religion we are born into’. Why should music be banned?”
The actor went on further to say that the Fawad Khan-starrer had answered all those misconceptions about the religion, therefore he deemed it worthy enough to jump onboard.
“All those questions were addressed in Khuda Kay Liye. So, as an actor, I had to agree with the ideology that the story was showing, not necessarily the character that I was portraying.”