Why did Nana Patekar want Naseeruddin Shah to have an accident?

May 18, 2016, 17:45 IST | mid-day online correspondent

Talented actor Nana Patekar has jokingly confessed that once upon a time he hated his 'Welcome Back' co-star Naseeruddin Shah so much for getting the roles he wanted that he had prayed to God that he should meet with an accident or fracture his leg

Naseeruddin Shah is an outstandingly talented actor and has been a part of several iconic films. This is sure to leave many of his co-stars insecure and even someone as talented as Nana Patekar seems to have been one of them.

Despite being veterans in the industry, the duo have together on-screen for the first time in 'Welcome Back' and Nana has revealed that there was a time when he was quite jealous of the quality of Naseer was doing.

Welcome Back poster

"It's been 40 years since I and Naseer have been working in the industry but we have never done a film together. Earlier, most films were offered to Naseeruddin Shah and none to me. I used to pray to God that he should meet with an accident or fracture his leg or something so that I could get his roles. But it never happened and I lost faith in God,” a chuckling Nana stated.

The 65-year-old actor though then got serious and also talked about how enriching an experience it was to share screen space with 66-year-old Naseer.

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