Veteran actors Pankaj Kapoor and Naseeruddin Shah will be working together for the very first time in Nitin Chandra’s “Company Ustad”.
Naseeruddin Shah and Pankaj Kapoor to Star in Company Ustad
The two actors also happen to be brothers-in-law who though cordial to each other have never been particularly close. They did feature in the film “Maqbool” in 2003, but the story did not have them interacting with each other. Company Ustad will be the first time that they share screen space.
Naseeruddin called Pankaj a ‘fine’ actor and said that he would love to work with him. Although directors have tried before to get the two of them together, they have both been wary as they needed the script to be strong to justify their presence in a film together. And Company Ustad seems to be just such a project.
Nitin said he wrote the script with these two actors in mind and that he relentlessly pursued them for the roles. He has been working on the script for four years and has ensured that it is powerful enough to take on the unbridled talent of both stalwart actors.