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Naseeruddin Shah is an inspiration: Anurag Kashyap

Mumbai: Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, who has worked with versatile actor Naseeruddin Shah as a producer in `That Girl In Yellow Boots` and now in `Michael`, says the 61-year-old is an inspiration for him.

“He (Naseeruddin Shah) is an inspiration. As an actor when he comes on to the sets, the whole atmosphere changes. He lends a pure energy to the sets which is great. I have had an unspoken relationship with Naseer ji since years. I saw Naseer ji`s film when I was in school and since then I have been a fan,” Kashyap told reporters here at an event to promote his upcoming production venture `Michael`.

“Naseer ji has always supported me. When I didn`t have money and even when I had money he has come all out to support - whether it`s a one-day shoot like in `That Girl In Yellow Boots? or a whole film like `Michael?. He is always very supportive, encouraging and even critical,` he added.

In `Michael`, Naseeruddin plays the protagonist, and the role is basically about the trials and tribulations of a tainted cop. The film has been directed by newcomer called Ribhu Das Gupta and will be screened at the Toronto Film Festival before its release in India next month.

IANS

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