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I don`t try to be different: Naseeruddin Shah

Mumbai: Veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah, who is known to play varied characters in his films, says he never makes a deliberate effort to be different in his choice of work.

"I don`t try to be different or choose a different subject every time. But naturally a subject which you have done many times before will not appeal to you," the 62-year-old said at a press conference here of his new film "Sona Spa".

The actor further states that while he can take pride for doing different roles each time, the credit goes to writers.

"`Ishqiya `,`The Dirty Picture` and `Sona Spa` -- I think I can pride myself on the fact that a lot of my films have variety and that is not because of me, but it is because of the writers and the filmmakers. There is also `A Wednesday`, there are other movies also which have not seen the light of the day. Recently there was `Maximum`," he said.

Naseer plays a godman in his new film "Sona Spa".

Talking about the role, he said: "This character is a satire, sort of a comment on the self-proclaimed holy men, who are rampant in our country."

`Sona Spa` is being directed by Makarand Deshpande.