Thursday 24 April 2014
News updated at 10:10 PM IST
Weather
Max: 34.6°C
Min : 22.8°C
In Bangalore
Generally cloudy

M F Hussain's Gaja Gamini was a disaster, says Naseeruddin

Mumbai, Dec 24, 2013 PTI
A poster of the film Gaja Gamini

Bollywood actor Naseeruddin Shah, who was part of legendary artist late M F Husain's 'Gaja Gamini', says he could not comprehend the film and felt bewildered while doing it.

"I wouldn't recommend it (to watch it). Hussain sir came to my house to ask if I would do it. How could I say no. I thought whatever he makes, it will be something worth participating in it. But I was wrong. It was no fun," Naseeruddin said recently.

'Gaja Gamini' (2000) was Hussain's ode to womanhood and to his muse of the time Madhuri Dixit who played the lead. Also starring Shah Rukh Khan, Shah, Shabana Azmi and others, the film was a box office disaster.

"I could not comprehend or frame that film. The only conclusion came to me was he (M F Hussain) has such a fertile mind... There were zillions of images he wanted to create. The frames are likes paintings. I don't think cinema is all about painting, it is not all about composition," the actor said.


Naseeruddin said when he asked Madhuri, who inspired Hussain to come out with the film, to explain 'Gaja Gamini' to him, she just giggled.  

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
A fan offers sweet to a poster of Sachin Tendulkar on his 41st birthday, in Bikaner on Thursday...

A fan offers sweet to a poster of Sachin Tendulkar on his 41st birthday, in Bikaner on Thursday...

A physically challenged boy shows his voter identity card after casting vote for the Lok Sabha...

A physically challenged boy shows his voter identity card after casting vote for the Lok Sabha...

Elderly women outside a polling booth before casting their votes in Malda, West Bengal on ...

Elderly women outside a polling booth before casting their votes in Malda, West Bengal on ...

Voters show their identity cards as they wait to cast votes for Lok Sabha elections at a village...

Voters show their identity cards as they wait to cast votes for Lok Sabha elections at a village...

Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan displays the indelible ink mark on his finger after casting his ...

Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan displays the indelible ink mark on his finger after casting his ...

Catholic nuns show their inked finger after casting their vote for the Lok Sabha polls in ...

Catholic nuns show their inked finger after casting their vote for the Lok Sabha polls in ...

Malayalam film actor Mammootty presents a memento to prominent Malayalam writer and Janapith ...

Malayalam film actor Mammootty presents a memento to prominent Malayalam writer and Janapith ...

Women voters show their voter identity cards as they wait in queues to cast votes for Lok Sabha ...

Women voters show their voter identity cards as they wait in queues to cast votes for Lok Sabha ...

Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan, his wife Jaya Bachchan,  son Abhishek Bachchan, and daughter...

Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan, his wife Jaya Bachchan, son Abhishek Bachchan, and daughter...

Industrialist Mukesh Ambani with wife Nita Ambani and sons showing ink marked fingers after ...

Industrialist Mukesh Ambani with wife Nita Ambani and sons showing ink marked fingers after ...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bangalore - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523