Naseeruddin Shah: "Only Time I've Been Aware Of Being A Muslim Was As A Child When I Was Subjected To Lessons By Narrow-Minded Mullahs"
Naseeruddin Shah: “Only Time I’ve Been Aware Of Being A Muslim Was As A Child When I Was Subjected To Lessons By Narrow-Minded Mullahs”

One of Zee 5’s latest films is Mee Raqsam led by Naseeruddin Shah which has turned many heads mainly for is unique concept.


The storyline of the film revolves around how a father is supporting his daughter in pursuing the dance form that she likes but unfortunately the clash of religions and the mentality of the society does whatever it takes to not allow the girl to pursue her dream. What happens next? Is the girl able to go and do the final dance or did the society and older thoughts crumple the dream and not allowed her talent to shine?


Naseeruddin Shah who is essaying the character of the community leader reveals only time he was reminded that he was a Muslim.

Naseeruddin Shah says, “The only time in my life I have been aware of being a Muslim was as a child when I was subjected to lessons by narrow minded mullahs. In my profession I have never encountered communalism of any kind nor did my father who was a govt servant and my brother who served in the army all his life.”

The film marks directorial debut of Baba Azmi. The Hindi feature film is shot in Mijwan near Azamgarh and its surrounding areas. The film also marks a tribute to father Kaifi Azmi Sa’ab whose birth centenary was celebrated this year. The film had an exclusive screening and well known faces of the industry marked their valuable presence and were all praises for the film.

Mee Raqasm led by Naseeruddin Shah is directed by Baba Azmi and is all set to release exclusively on ZEE5.

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