It was not merely for his acting prowess that the Bollywood actor Naseeruddin Shah got his first role in ‘Nishant’. Not being a good-looking actor had instantly struck a chord with the film's director, Shyam Benegal, who cast him for a pivotal role.
Veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah, who has chronicled his journey in "And Then One Day - A Memoir", says the book is a mirror reflection of his life and that he has no plans to come out with a second part of the publication.
Veteran filmmaker Shyam Benegal, who was recently spotted in the city on the third day of the Jagran Film Festival here at Siri Fort auditorium, said that one cannot separate social essence from entertainment.
Shyam Benegal’s TV show `The Story of the Making of the Constitution of India - Samvidhaan` will depict the difference between the way debates were conducted in the parliament post Independence, and the way they take place now. He says “it is something to learn from”.
Filmmaker Shyam Benegal, who is busy shooting his mini-series `Samvidhaan` about the making of the Indian constitution, says the constitution shows the ethos of our own people and changes as per their needs.
The Andhra Pradesh government Saturday announced Amitabh Bachchan, Shyam Benegal, Kaikala Satyanarayana and G. Adiseshagiri Rao have been selected for four prestigious state awards for 2012 for their contribution to Indian cinema.