Talking about Dilip Kumar, Naseeruddin Shah has raised a question, he says- “Was his example as a star worth emulating. Hindi cinema today is completely steeped in star centricity.” Indian Express In an opinion piece written for, Naseeruddin Shah emphasized how Dilip Kumar’s expressions did not adhere to the norms of ‘fake theatrics, fanciful voices and frequent handshakes’.
He writes- ‘His enchanting calmness and impeccable chivalry set a benchmark for good acting in Indian films. His moves and gestures were not understood by his teammates and even the people who came after him, although many tried to copy his style, but all failed.
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Naseeruddin Shah further writes in his piece- ‘It is clear from the condition he was in that he not only acted, but also could not engage adequately in social works, which were close to his heart. He never took advantage of his experience, never bothered to groom anyone and, apart from his pre-1970s performances, didn’t leave any valuable lessons for future actors.’