Veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah is one of the finest actors that Bollywood has ever seen. Appreciated for his incredible acting all around the world, Shah is one of the most prominent artists known for playing a variety of roles to perfection in both films and theaters.
As the Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan recipient turns a year older today, we bring you a list of his best theatrical performances:
Samuel Beckett's 'Waiting For Godot': In this play Nasseeruddin Shah and Behamin Gilani plays the immortal vagabonds Vladimir and Estragon. In this Samuel Beckett's play, both characters wait for the arrival of someone named Godot who never arrives and while waiting they engage in a variety of discussions.
Mahatma Vs. Gandhi: This play is based on the complicated relationship of Mahatma Gandhi with his first son Harilal Gandhi. Here, Naseeruddin performance as Gandhi was so appreciated that he was casted again as Gandhi in the film Hey Ram.
Dear Liar: In this comedy drama, Naseeruddin got the opportunity to play Shaw himself. Along with him, the play also featured Ratna Pathak Shah as Mrs Patrick Campbell.
Einstein: In this solo act staged by Motley, Naseeruddin plays the science genius, Einstein. This act was based on Gabriel Emanuel’s play by the same name. The Wednesday actor effortlessly pulls off the challenging character of scientist.
A Walk in the Woods: This play features Naseeruddin Shah and Rajit Kapoor as two diplomats who are having a private walk in the woods while their countries have peace talks between themselves. This play is an adaptation of Lee Blessing’s A Walk in the Woods.