Jaipur Literature Festival 2015: Naseeruddin Shah thought Girish Karnad was a ladies man


On a balmy winter afternoon, in the pink city, noted actor Naseeruddin Shah was reminiscing about the old days as a struggler in Bollywood. Karnad in those days, was the director of the prestigious Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) when Shah was a student there.

After graduating, however, Shah realised that Karnad was quite a favourite among the ladies. “I remember how ladies used to hover and ‘coo’ around him,” said Shah with a laugh. “Plus, he used to sport a rugged beard,” he added laughing.

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