Naseeruddin Shah Controversy: A New Video of the Actor’s Daughter Used to Malign Him
Naseeruddin Shah found himself in the midst of a huge controversy after he spoke out against fellow actor Anupam Kher
Veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah has been at the receiving end of a lot of social media ire. He made some uncharitable remarks against Anupam Kher in an interview to a news website. Not one to take it lying down, Anupam hit back too thus bringing the rivalry of two of the most respected actors in Bollywood, to the fore. However, what happened next is even more ugly.
Naseeruddin Shah's daughter Heeba Shah
Naseeruddin Shah’s remarks against Anupam Kher, where he called the latter a ‘clown’ and a ‘sycophant’ were in bad taste but then speaking his mind comes naturally to Naseer even at the risk of being savagely attacked. And predictably, not only is the actor being attacked, trolls are also digging out every possible negative information about him, to discredit him. Now, a video of Naseer’s daughter, Heeba 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.”
This attempt to malign Naseer through his family is yet another example of how despicable the discourse on social media is nowadays. Watch the video below.