Randeep Hooda will be sharing screen space with actor Naseeruddin Shah nearly after a decade. The last time the duo shared screen space was in Mira Nair’s Monsoon Wedding. Since then, the two have been associated with each other through plays. Randeep has been associated with actor Naseeruddin Shah’s theatre group Motley as an actor for a while now. Presently they will be seen sharing screen space in their second film John Day being directed by debutant director Ahishor Solomon.
Randeep says that he has been fortunate as an actor working with Naseeruddin Shah as a co-actor and director.
“In John Day he’s not the director but a co-actor and that’s the biggest difference. Working with him as a co-actor, you have to keep your reverence and at the same time go with the chemistry of the director whereas in a play it’s a long drawn process of finding myself organically since he’s the director,” says Randeep.
He further adds, “And what can I say about his acting. He’s simply magic. I have been lucky that I have done two plays with him. He is an epitome of acting of all Indian actors. He has directed me in two plays and it’s been wonderful.
“He’s a very good director who’s fairly autocratic and in a lighter moment democratic. I don’t mind working with an autocratic as long he is sure about what he is doing,” concludes Randeep.