INDIA: Bollywood actor Naseeruddin Shah was hospitalized on Tuesday after he was diagnosed with pneumonia. The 70-year-old actor is currently being treated at the Hinduja Hospital in Khar. Shah’s wife and actress Ratna Pathak Shah said that the actor is stable and responding well to the treatment.
“Yes (he has a) small patch and all under control,” Ratna Pathak Shah said. (He is) responding well to treatment so hope he’ll be discharged soon,” she added.
Shah is a versatile actor who is a recipient of three National Film Awards. He won his first National award in 1979 for his role in Sparsh. Later, he won his second and third awards in 1984 and 2005 for Paar and Iqbal respectively. On the work front, he was last seen in the 2020 drama ‘Mee Raqsam’ and Amazon Prime Video’s web series ‘Bandish Bandits’.
Bollywood actor Anupam Kher tweeted, “Sir Naseeruddin Shah sahib!! Pneumonia is seeking importance so it has decided to stick with you for a couple of days. Give it a quick shake off and get well!! Looking forward to working with you since a long time. Take care of yourself! Prayers for your good health.” The comments are especially surprising considering last year’s bitter row between the two of them.
Shah is best known for his performances in critically-acclaimed films such as Masoom, Sarfarosh, Iqbal, A Wednesday, Monsoon Wedding, and Maqbool, to name a few. Along with this, he also featured in several international projects like Such A Long Journey, The Great New Wonderful, and Mango Dreams.