Mumbai: Bollywood veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah marvels at the US-based Indian filmmaker Mira Nair`s positive attitude and her perseverance to "experiment" with different styles of filmmaking.
"She (Mira Nair) is very brave that she experiments with a lot of different styles of filmmaking and she is not afraid of failing. I really admire that spirit about her," said Naseer, who worked with Nair in 2001 movie "Monsoon Wedding".
So far Nair has directed ‘Salaam Bombay!’, ‘Monsoon Wedding’, ‘The Namesake’, ‘Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love’, ‘Mississippi Masala’ and ‘Vanity Fair’, among others.
While ‘Salaam Bombay!’ showed the day-to-day life of street children in Mumbai, "Monsoon Wedding" was about a chaotic Punjabi Indian wedding.
Mira`s latest drama ‘The Reluctant Fundamentalist’, released Friday, is based on Pakistani author Mohsin Hamid`s novel of the same name that talks about the changing scenario in post 9/11 US through a young Pakistani immigrant in the US.
Naseer, who has read the novel already, is quite confident that the film will be hard-hitting and truthful.
"It (`The Reluctant Fundamentalist`) will be a truthful, hard-hitting and entertaining movie," said the 59-year-old, who was present at the premiere of "The Reluctant Fundamentalist" here Wednesday.
"I can`t quite imagine how it (the novel) has been made into a movie and that`s why I am so curious about it," he added.
‘The Reluctant Fundamentalist’ stars Britain-based Pakistani origin actor Riz Ahmed along with Hollywood biggies Kate Hudson, Liev Schreiber and Bollywood veterans Shabana Azmi and Om Puri.