So okay, Naseeruddin Shah made uncharitable remarks about Anupam Kher which he shouldn’t have. But then, speaking his mind comes naturally to Naseer even at the risk of being savagely attacked.
After Naseer’s remarks on Anupam, a video of Naseer’s daughter has gone viral. It shows his eldest daughter Heeba physically assaulting two women who , as it turns out, are members of the staff at a veterinary clinic where Heeba Shah had gone to get her ailing cat treated.
When the staff was not as prompt in their action as she wished,Heeba is seen getting violent.
A major actor who is close to Naseer and his wife Ratna says this is nothing but a poor attempt to show the India’s Robert de Niro in a bad light.
“The video of his daughter getting upset at the vets is old. It comes out now after Naseer speaks against Anupam who is known to be close to the Government. Naseer will now be targeted through his family and friends when he has no control over their actions,” says Naseer’s actor-friend.
To set the record straight, let me add that Naseer’s three children , daughter Heeba and sons Imaad and Vivaan have been on their own for years now. All three are financially independent and hardly ever in close contact with their father.
In an interview to me Naseer had said, “I am not an interfering father at all.I don’t keep track of what my three children do in their lives. They are adults and capable of taking their own decisions. I am there if they need me. Otherwise they’re on their own.”