One of the finest stars in bollywood, Naseeruddin Shah has always been a favourite with both the critics and the masses.
Hence when an actor of his calibre talks about the future of Indian cinema, one cannot help but pay heed to his wise words.
He who has an experience of decades behind his back, certainly has an eye for talent and he has no qualms in announcing the name snout loud.
Recently when he was asked to pick his favourites from the current lot of actors, he just couldn't point out one.
"Ranbir is certain. Apart from him, I like Ranveer Singh as well as he is a great ball of energy, though I have not seen as much of him. And, of course, I love and find Nawaz, Irrfan, Manoj Bajpayee, Kay Kay Menon, Vijay Raaz, Arshad Warsi very skillful," he said.
Amongst the female actresses he had fine compliments ready for Bollywood's current reigning queen Deepika Padukone. "Deepika Padukone is where she deserves to be, right at the top. Utterly gorgeous girl and it will be interesting to see what super success does to her, but I think her upbringing is strong enough to withstand that. I feel she is a marvellous girl and I really like her," he added about Deepika.
Naseer also had extended compliments for Ranbir Kapoor who he feels is here to stay and shine. "Ranbir is not just depending on appeal to carry him through. He is a young man determined to better his work and he seems to have inherited the best parts of both his parents," he exclaims.
Sure these words of praise will motivate these young guns to perform better.