Lollywood has lot of untapped talent, says Naseeruddin Shah

Lahore: Naseeruddin Shah, one of the finest actors of Indian cinema who is in the romantic city of Lahore these days to shoot for `Zinda Bhaag`, has revealed that he couldn`t be happier that he has crossed borders to work in a Lollywood film.

The 61-year-old actor also said that he thinks the Pakistani film industry has a lot of untapped talent.

"I came here a month ago for a week to practice my script and get familiar with the culture of Lahore. I came back to shoot for the film and my part wrapped up in five to six days," the Express Tribune quoted him as saying.

Shah, who was honoured with the Padma Bhushan award in 2003 for his acting prowess, says that his film`s script is very unique but relatable.

"Zinda Bhaag is a film based on the subject of illegal immigration. This is a big problem in Pakistan and India because overpopulation and lack of opportunities makes people desperate to flee to supposedly greener pastures.

"There are people in this business who lure unemployed youth with false promises of money and luxury and send them abroad illegally. The subject of the film is very good and it deals with different issues that stem from the crime of illegal immigration," he added.


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