Bollywood wishes Naseeruddin Shah on 70th birthday
Naseeruddin Shah, the Bollywood’s powerhouse performer, turns 70 on Monday 20th July. Some of his industry contemporaries like Anil Kapoor and Urmila Matondkar have shared their best wishes on the occasion.
Anil Kapoor aka Mr. India shared a black-and-white photograph on Twitter and wrote, “Happy B’day to the actor whose contribution to my career is immense #NaseeruddinShah from doing Woh 7 Din to encouraging me to do my first regional Telugu film, thanks for making me realize that acting has no language & for being a great influence and inspiration for all actors!”
Urmila Matondkar said she continues to remain starstruck by the actor. She played the daughter of Naseeruddin Shah in Shekhar Kapur’s classic ‘Masoom’ in 1983. She shared two then-and-now pictures of the actor and wrote, “Then n Now..Star-struck Wishing Happy Birthday to one of the finest actors of #india #NaseeruddinShah Lots of love, regards n endless respect. #actorslife #masoomtimes Hugging face.”
Actor-director Danish Husain tweeted that Naseeruddin Shah is one of the rare actors who inspire artists across generations.
Naseeruddin Shah has a career span of more than 53 years in the film industry. He is a recipient of both the Padma Shri and the Padma Bhushan. One of the most respected actors of Indian cinema, Shah has won three National Film Awards for the films ‘Sparsh’, ‘Paar’, and ‘Iqbal’.