Ratna Pathak Shah shares one thing she loves, hates and tolerates about her husband Naseeruddin Shah | Bollywood

Renowned thespians Ratna Pathak Shah and Naseeruddin Shah are known for their outspoken and forthright demeanor in the limelight. The iconic duo graced the Cannes Film Festival, turning heads on the red carpet. During this event, a cinematic classic featuring Naseeruddin, ‘Manthan,’ was honored with revitalization in the Cannes Classics segment. Engaging with Brut India in an enlightening discussion, Ratna divulged her feelings of adoration, abomination, and endurance towards her husband.

Esteemed actors Ratna Pathak Shah and Naseeruddin Shah (Image Courtesy: Prithvi Festival)

Ratna’s Revelation

In the candid conversation, Ratna pondered, “Combining love, hate, and tolerance in one go? Should I go separately? What I cherish is… his utter commitment to the craft of acting. Within that, I discover all three sentiments. Predominantly, it’s admiration, for such dedication is rare. Naseer’s exclusive focus is on the art and the journey to perfecting his role, something quite exceptional. Yet, it’s not always the simplest trait to coexist with in daily life.”

Ratna reflected on the evolution of the movie making arena over the years since the 1970s. She observed, “We witness more professionalism and a notable decline in hierarchical structures nowadays. This is an aspect I truly appreciate. The divide between cast and crew isn’t as pronounced as it once was, allowing for a more fluid exchange between the two.”

Further Insights

Having embarked on her cinematic journey with Shyam Benegal’s Mandi, Ratna has been featured in a variety of celebrated works including Kapoor & Sons, Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na, Golmaal 3, Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu, Khoobsurat, Lipstick Under My Burkha, Jayeshbhai Jordaar, Attack, and Dhak Dhak. She is also widely acclaimed for her role as Maya Sarabhai in the television series Sarabhai vs Sarabhai (2004–2006).


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